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4 ranked lawyersBand 1South AfricaGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

The South African capital markets team at ENSafrica is an especially prominent force in the debt space and regularly advises clients on MTN programmes, securitisations and a range of other matters. The firm acts for a number of major clients in the financial services, manufacturing and logistics sectors as well as a range of domestic and multinational banking bodies, notable pension funds and investment organisations. Its outstanding debt expertise is complemented by a strong equity practice, covering private placements, public offerings and listings. The department also possesses notable experience handling international capital raises.

Strengths

One impressed client said: "They are a finely tuned team that immerse themselves in a transaction to ensure its success."

Another praised the group's "ability to provide solutions that take into account the commercial consequences," adding: "This is one of the top law firms in South Africa and I was extremely impressed with the level of service provided."

Work highlights

A team led by Clinton van Loggerenberg advised Sasol on the South African aspects of its USD1.5 billion notes issuance on the New York Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Acclaimed debt finance lawyer Clinton van Loggerenberg is rated highly for his leading role in numerous complex issuances and debt restructuring files. He regularly acts for well-known institutions in the banking, manufacturing and retail sectors.
"Clinton van Loggerenberg has a strong understanding of the technical details of his field and has a commercial awareness that is very helpful to in-house counsel."

Doron Joffe assists with a myriad of equity and capital raising transactions, charting share disposals, public offerings and corporate unbundlings. He is also well regarded for his M&A experience and is the co-head of the firm's Africa-wide corporate practice.

Sanjay Kassen 's expertise encompasses a broad sweep of equity capital markets matters, including public offerings, primary and secondary listings, and capital raisings. He is also particularly active in broad-based Black Economic Empowerment transactions.

Stephen von Schirnding is renowned for his expertise in securitisation programmes, as well as advising on other debt issuance propositions. He is based in Johannesburg.

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Overview

ENSafrica is proud of its capital markets capabilities and its ability to advise clients on the full range of mandates ranging from IPOs, capital raisings, inward/secondary listings, B-BBEE segment listings, Special Purpose Acquisition Company listings to derivatives and MTN programmes. The ECM and DCM teams frequently advise top JSE listed companies as well as major international and domestic corporate banks as issuers and book-runners on high-value mandates.

Our key differentiator is our team’s impressive experience advising on often ‘first-of-a-kind’ transactions in South Africa such as Sasol on the largest ever offshore capital raising by a South African company (USD2,250 billion). We are able to provide advice for an entire transaction by covering the capital markets aspects but also synergizing the firms skills (such as tax and regulatory expertise) and 600+ lawyers which provides an enhanced client experience.

Recent work highlights:

  • Advising the part-government owned telecoms provider, Telkom who has further increased significant investments in its network in a highly competitive market.
  • Securitisation programmes for clients such as Sasfin Bank, SA Taxi Holdings and Santander Bank.
  • Advise clients on ECM mandates such as the demerger of Investec’s Global Asset Management Business.


Capital Markets

ENSafrica

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Location

The MARC | Tower 1

129 Rivonia Road

Sandton

P.O Box 783347

Johannesburg

Gauteng

South Africa

2196

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South Africa

Capital Markets: Debt


Clinton van Loggerenberg
Band 1
Stephen von Schirnding
Band 2

Capital Markets: Equity


Doron Joffe
Band 2
Sanjay Kassen
Band 2