Financial Services

We are the trusted advisor to leading banks and other financial institutions

Financial Services

We are the trusted advisor to leading banks and other financial institutions.

Cutting-edge financial transactions in a fast-moving global marketplace require legal representation that is innovative and sets the pace. Our financial services specialists provide that. As long-standing advisers to many of the major players in the financial services sector, we have the expertise, experience, and on-the-ground knowledge to help our clients navigate the sometimes complex terrain of doing business in Africa.

Our financial services sector boasts of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers drawn from our Banking & Finance, Banking Regulations, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Business Advisory and Regulatory, Intellectual Property and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups who have unparalleled depth of experience working with local and international clients.

Digital disruption in the sector is on the rise and has presented traditional players with opportunities to diversify and rebrand their service offerings. We regularly advise major payment service providers, regulators and other fintech players that leverage disruptive technology to offer financial services. We also advise established financial institutions on harnessing and leveraging technological innovation, protecting, and enhancing their technology and establishing efficient compliance with applicable law and regulation.

Whether you are engaged in insurance business, banking business, private equity, capital markets or fintech, we offer a wide range of services, executed with excellence.

Significant Deals

  • GuarantCo in relation to the $50 million capital funding facility to Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company Limited
  • Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank Aktiengesllschaft and ING Belgium NV/SA in relation to their $107 million ONDD-backed financing to Satellite Oil & Gas International Limited
  • MainOne Cable Company Limited on the redenomination and refinancing of up to US$66 million term loan facilities being owed to a syndicate of local and offshore banks
  • Standard Chartered Bank in respect of a $200 million facility granted to Orlean Invest Holding Limited
  • A syndicate of international lenders in respect of a $150 million facility granted to Africa Finance Corporation

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