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CMS RM Partners

Banking & Finance

1 ranked lawyersBand 4South AfricaGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

CMS RM has developed a notable profile and market share in South Africa's banking space. The firm represents a range of borrowers and lenders, including major South African banks and international development finance institutions. The group possesses expertise covering private placements and preference shares, project financing, debt restructuring and green bonds, among other matters. It has additional capabilities on which the South African practice can draw spread across its network of global offices.

Strengths

"Their major strengths are their technical expertise," observe sources, further highlighting the team's "ability to reason commercially without compromising the legal risk and their general convivial approach to negotiations."

Clients appreciate the team's "ability to be proactive and nimble because of the boutique nature of their firm."

Work highlights

CMS advised the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) on its role as issuer relating to Development Bank of Southern Africa's issuance of a EUR200 million green bond.

Notable practitioners

Head of the banking and finance practice Riza Moosa handles a range of financing and refinancing matters on behalf of borrowers, financial institutions and DFIs.
"Riza Moosa is an exceptional banking and finance lawyer. " "His ability to keep a negotiation calm and keep all parties on topic is very good."

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South Africa

Banking & Finance


Riza Moosa
Band 3