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Clinton van Loggerenberg

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Banking and Finance




Clinton van Loggerenberg is a director in ENSafrica’s banking and finance department. He specialises in banking, derivatives, capital markets, finance, structured finance, collective investment schemes, financial markets, exchange control and regulatory work.

He has acted for a number of local and international banks in establishing operations in South Africa, as well as bank mergers and acquisitions. He was lead South African counsel when Barclays Plc acquired a majority stake in Absa Capital Limited, at the time, the largest foreign direct investment into South Africa (deal value at the time was approximately ZAR 33 billion).

Clinton assisted the Banking Association of South Africa with the drafting of the current Section 35B of the Insolvency Act, which ensured that post-insolvency netting may take place in respect of certain derivatives contracts.

Clinton regularly assists financial institutions with the raising of finance and the granting of loans. His practice experience includes advising dealers, arrangers and issuers (including BMW on its ZAR 2.5 billion bond issue and Sasol on its US$ 1 billion bond issue), on DMTN Programmes and Securitisations, Euro Note Programmes, as well as advising various banks on capital-qualifying loans including Sasfin Bank Limited concerning its Tier 2 capital-qualifying loan from the International Finance Corporation.

He is the author of a number of published Annexures for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and was the original author of the Credit Support Documentation opinion for South Africa. He has also co-authored the South African Legislation Guide for South Africa in the IFLR1000 2010 Guide to the World's Leading Advisors. He has acted as local counsel to ISDA, the International Capital Markets Association and the Securities Lending and Repo Committee.


BA (Law) (University of the Witwatersrand); LLB (University of the Witwatersrand); 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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