Mr Richard Roothman > Werksmans Attorneys > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Werksmans Attorneys
South Africa
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Work Department

Banking & Finance.


Richard was appointed a director of Werksmans in 2007 and heads the firm’s Banking & Finance practice group. 


Director Richard Roothman is Head of Banking & Finance, also advising in the Africa practice area. Richard specialises in banking and financial services regulation; debt capital markets; exchange control; leveraged and acquisition finance; leveraged and management buy-outs; project and limited recourse finance; structured finance transactions; listings/flotations; public offerings and private placements; securitisation, and syndicated and bilateral financing structures. Richard is consistently recognised in international rankings, including being named as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets (2010 – 2017), Banking (2011-2017) and in Project Finance (2011 – 2013) by IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.


Richard is a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces.


Richard has BCom (Law) and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria. He also has two LLM degrees, one from Cornell University in the USA and the second, an LLM in Tax, from the University of the Witwatersrand. Richard is an admitted attorney in New York, USA, as well as South Africa.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Richard RoothmanWerksmans Attorneys

Werksmans Attorneys‘ established and extensive practice has made a further impression in acquisition and leveraged finance, including private equity related financings. Structured finance, securitisations and debt capital markets are also strong areas, while distressed debt deals are a growth area for the team. Richard Roothman leads the team and is highly rated for DCM, structured finance, preference share fundings and acquisition finance. Danny Andropoulos is also widely recognised for acquisition and leveraged finance, preference share fundings and distressed debt.