Global South Africa Restructuring/Insolvency
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- Julian Jones Webber Wentzel7 Years Ranked
- Alex Eliott
Up and Coming
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1ENSafricaRestructuring/Insolvency2023 | Band 1 | 7 Years RankedENSafrica houses a highly skilled business rescue and insolvency practice, with a deep bench and resources spread across its Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban offices. The firm demonstrates comprehensive expertise covering debt recovery, securities enforcement, accelerated M&A and financial restructuring. It represents a number of major banking institutions and business rescue practitioners, with experience handling restructuring and insolvency mandates in the mining, manufacturing, construction and retail sectors. The team regularly advises on both the creditor and debtor sides and is ably supported by the firm’s complementary expertise in regulatory, labour and environmental issues. 1Werksmans AttorneysRestructuring/Insolvency2023 | Band 1 | 7 Years RankedFeaturing a prominent and impressive restructuring practice, Werksmans represents a range of distressed debtor companies, business rescue practitioners and some of the region’s largest banking institutions. The firm offers clients a deep understanding of both insolvency and restructuring in various industries including healthcare and natural resources, as well as aviation, retail and construction. The team has particular expertise relating to litigation matters arising from liquidations and business rescue proceedings. Werksmans demonstrates notable capability representing international clients and handling mandates with cross-border elements.
2BowmansRestructuring/Insolvency2023 | Band 2 | 6 Years RankedBowmans fields a strong restructuring group with expertise across a diverse range of areas. The team handles a variety of restructuring mandates for some of the region’s largest manufacturers, telecoms companies and financial institutions. The firm is additionally active representing business rescue practitioners, assisting with post-commencement documentation, structuring of transactions and disputes resulting from counterclaims and proceedings. Regularly acting for creditors and bondholders, the firm frequently plays a pivotal role in the sale of subsidiaries and other assets as part of formal restructuring processes. 2Cliffe Dekker HofmeyrRestructuring/Insolvency2023 | Band 2 | 7 Years RankedCliffe Dekker Hofmeyr operates an accomplished business rescue practice with a particularly impressive track record of assisting with liquidation and wind-up enforcement. The team has also developed a solid reputation in business rescue proceedings, advising practitioners on multiple restructuring files in the manufacturing sector, as well as agriculture, mining and healthcare. The firm also has a notable following of lender-side clients, acting for financial institutions and industry funds on debt recovery, exposure and other distressed debtor-related issues. 2Webber WentzelRestructuring/Insolvency2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years RankedWebber Wentzel houses a robust restructuring team spanning its Cape Town and Johannesburg offices, providing comprehensive advice to both business rescue practitioners and distressed companies. Drawing on the strength of its stellar banking and finance practice, the firm offers a wealth of experience concerning financial restructuring. The team has played a significant role in high-profile restructuring files in the aviation, agricultural and construction sectors, acting for major financial institutions and lenders.