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ENSafrica

1 NORTH WHARF SQUARE, LOOP STREET, FORESHORE, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Tel:
Work +27 21 410 2500
Email:
Web:
www.ENSafrica.com
Accra, Alexandra, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg and 8 more

Hermann Wessels

Tel:
Work +27 21 410 2500
Email:
ENSafrica

Work Department

Banking and Finance

Position

Director

Career

Hermann Wessels is a director at ENSafrica in the banking and finance department. He specialises in capital markets, structured finance, swaps and derivatives, financial regulation and alternative investment strategies.

He has acted for banks, a diverse range of corporate and commercial clients and the public sector in the local and international arena.

Hermann’s experience in respect of capital markets, include debt funding, preference shares, hybrid debt and asset and cash flow based financing transactions. He also has practice experience in the design and implementation of structured finance transactions, the negotiation and documentation of swaps and derivatives transactions, including transactions concluded under ISDA, GMSLA, and GMRA master agreements. He is experienced in alternative investment strategies, such as the establishment of hedge funds and private equity funds. He also advises on the South African financial regulatory field, in particular in relation to collective investment schemes, financial advisory and intermediate services, investment management, banking and company law.

Education

BA (Hons) (First Class) (University of Cape Town); LLB (University of Cape Town); MA (cum laude) (University of Cape Town); and Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa.


South Africa

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

ENSafrica continues to win accolades for refinancings, restructurings and cross-border financings; the team features English and OHADA law experts. A team led by Craig Saven advised IFC on a tier 2 subordinated regulated capital loan to I&M Bank in Rwanda. The firm is also noted for regulatory work and fund-driven financings and is 'commercially savvy', 'understands its clients' businesses, the industry and realities', 'offers solutions to problems' and 'proactively tries to pre-empt any foreseeable problems'. Sean Lederman has an outstanding reputation, as does Roger Rudolph and preference share funding specialist Hermann Wessels. Clinton van Loggerenberg is 'a phenomenal debt capital markets attorney', is 'a pleasure to work with' and is especially recommended for derivatives and structured finance. Project finance expert Bradley Harber has joined from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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