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Werksmans Attorneys

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Cape Town, Johannesburg

Elliott Wood

Work +27 (0)11 535 8303
Werksmans Attorneys

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Banking & Finance, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Funds & Private Equity, Sport & Entertainment


Elliott Wood is a Director advising across the Banking & Finance and Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice areas. He specialises in banking and finance matters (including acquisition and leveraged finance; aviation finance; and corporate finance); mergers & acquisitions; private equity; structured finance; syndicated and bilateral financing structures; international transactions; acquisitions and management/leveraged buy-outs; and restructuring of corporate entities.


Elliott is a founding member and served on the executive committee of the Sports Law Association of South Africa. Elliott has also on occasion lectured at both Rand Afrikaans University and Pretoria University as part of their Sports Law Courses. He updated and revised certain chapters of Butterworths Forms and Precedents and is the author of the chapter "Corporate Governance in Sport" in the book "Introduction to Sports Law in South Africa" edited by R Cloete, Butterworths, 2005. Elliott is named as a recommended lawyer in Banking and Finance by The Legal500 (2014-2018) and has served on the Werksmans Executive Committee. He has also been identified as a "rising star" in Banking and M&A by IFLR1000 2018 and amed as a recommended lawyer in Banking and Finance by Legal500. (2014-2018)


Elliott has a BCom (Wits) LLB (Wits), a Higher Diploma in Company Law (cum laude) (Wits), a Certificate in Sports Law (cum laude) (RAU) and a Certificate in Financial Markets and Banking Law (Wits).

South Africa

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Werksmans Attorneys has a firmly established practice with a lengthy record in acquisition and leveraged finance, structured finance and DCM, project finance and syndicated lending. Restructurings and refinancings are key growth areas; a team led by Elliott Wood advised Blue Label Telecoms as a new shareholder in Cell C as part of the latter's headline restructuring. Danny Andropoulos has cemented the firm's connection to Standard Bank with he and the firm advising the bank on a series of major financings and refinancings. Paul Tindle is another key name an advised Real People on a capital restructure transaction. Richard Roothman is outstanding in structured finance.

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