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Herbert Smith Freehills

Capital Markets

Band 3Africa-wideGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Esteemed multinational firm with a sweeping global footprint and an established office in Johannesburg. Highly regarded for its diverse capital markets expertise, with particular activity concerning securities, sovereign offerings and secondary listings. The team is lauded for its impressive track record on cross-border mandates across sub-Saharan and francophone Africa.

Strengths

One client enthused: "Herbert Smith really understands our world. What we really like is the group's ability to cope with the uniqueness of the African market."

Work highlights

Acted for the dealer managers featuring J.P. Morgan and Standard Chartered, among others, on the update of the Republic of Ghana's GMTN programme.

Notable practitioners

London-based Amy Geddes and Tom O'Neill are key contacts for this area.

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