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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Capital Markets

3 ranked lawyersBand 2South AfricaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Established capital markets group featuring a skilled group of practitioners and offering comprehensive coverage of both the debt and equity markets. Possesses notable experience assisting with exchange licence applications, IPOs, note issuances and securities regulatory issues in South Africa and abroad. Maintains a broad roster of clients, consisting of domestic and regional financial institutions, black economic empowerment groups and an impressive assortment of corporate entities.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the "commercially astute and knowledgeable" team on hand at the firm, with one commending the "good support" provided.

Work highlights

Assisted FirstRand Bank with the establishment of a preference share programme and subsequent issuance of Class A preference shares.

Notable practitioners

Jackie King is highlighted for her experience and skill in the DCM area, providing advice and guidance to blue-chip clients on the establishment and refinancing of note programmes. Her portfolio of clients includes established investment banks, as well as property funds and corporate entities.

Executive consultant Johan Latsky continues to be a noted leader in the field of equity capital markets, with broad expertise encompassing listings and securities transactions. He also has considerable experience advising on financial services regulation, M&A and exchange licensing.

Pierre Swart provides assistance across the full gamut of debt capital markets products, including MTN programmes and securities listings, as well as exchange licences. He continues to be retained by domestic and international banking clients, as well as industry-focused investors.

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Overview

We serve as legal counsel to South Africa's major banking groups and a number of major international banks. We are often mandated to advise on banks' lending arrangements and compliance with the South African banking and financial services regulatory framework.

Our mandate for foreign banks at times extends to advising on the establishment of representative offices in South Africa and related aspects of the regulatory framework.

We also advise borrowers from the public and private sector, and many financial services providers and other organisations that have direct and indirect interests in lending arrangements. These organisations include asset managers, developmental finance institutions, private equity funds, insurance underwriters, rating agencies, security trusts and guarantors.

Our services include:

  • Commercial paper programmes and private placements.
  • Bonds.
  • Domestic medium term notes.
  • Updating or supplementing of these progammes.
  • Securitisation.
  • Preference shares and other debt instruments.



Capital Markets

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

firm
Location

Johannesburg Regional Office

1 Protea Place

Sandown

Sandton

Gauteng

South Africa

2196

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South Africa

Capital Markets: Debt


Jackie King
Band 2
Pierre Swart
Band 3

Capital Markets: Equity


Johan Latsky
Band 1