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ENSafrica

THE MARC, TOWER 1, 129 RIVONIA ROAD, SANDTON, 2196, SOUTH AFRICA
Tel:
Work +27 11 269 7600
Email:
Web:
www.ENSafrica.com
Accra, Alexandra, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg and 8 more

Craig Saven

Tel:
Work +27 11 269 7910
Email:
Web:
www.ENSafrica.com
ENSafrica

Work Department

Banking and Finance

Position

Executive

Career

Craig Saven is an executive in the banking and finance department at ENSafrica. He specialises in cross-border and structured trade and commodity finance, with a particular focus on emerging markets.

Craig has advised major international banks, South African banks, development finance institutions (DFIs), and international financial institutions on various general corporate and structured trade and commodity financings. He has also advised borrowers in the mining and soft commodity sectors.

His experience includes advising on structured trade financings, such as borrowing base facilities, pre-export finance facilities, post-shipment advance facilities, L/C issuance facilities, and receivables/invoice discounting facilities. He also has experience in risk/sub-participations, syndicated loans and corporate lending transactions.

Craig has twice been the lead adviser on structured trade and commodity financing deals awarded Deal of the Year by Global Trade Review.

Education

Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales; BBusSc (Hons) (University of Cape Town); LLB (City University, London); and LLM (London School of Economics and Political Science).

 


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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