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White & Case LLP
South Africa

Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

White & Case LLP's Johannesburg office is a major player in oil and gas across Africa, including deals in Nigeria, Ghana and Egypt. The team has market leading expertise in oil and gas EPC contracts, M&A and reserve-based lending. The practice is also building its presence in southern and East African mid-sized renewables projects. Gareth Hodder is a leading oil and gas lawyer and was part of a multi-office team that advised the sponsors on a $1bn financing for 30 oil fields across 12 oil mining leases under the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s oil debt programme. Craig Whitley and Joz Coetzer are outstanding project finance experts.

Banking and finance Tier 3

White & Case LLP continues to impress in acquisition finance, real estate finance and restructuring. The team advised Nedbank and Absa Bank on the refinancing of Tharisa Mineral Resources’ project finance facility. Joz Coetzer and Craig Whitley are key partners along with newly promoted partner Quintin du Plessis.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

White & Case LLP's standing was significantly bolstered by the hire of 'superb lawyerGary Felthun, a leader in mining and private equity deals, and a team from ENSafrica. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Felthun advised Imperial Group on its disposal of its Regent Insurance Group business to the Hollard Insurance Group. On joining the global firm, his 'very professional' and 'extremely diligent' team represented The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in CMC Networks, Africa’s largest managed connectivity provider. Kabelo Dlothi provides further expertise in BEE transactions, private equity and 'has a thorough understanding of M&A processes and is very professional'.

Real estate Tier 3

White & Case LLP handles a mix of finance and investment work. It advised Nedbank on the refinancing of Rebosis Property Fund and acted for the lenders on the refinancing of listed REIT Attacq's existing loans. Quintin du Plessis is the lead partner.

Mining Tier 4

White & Case LLP has established a leading mining M&A presence with the hire of Gary Felthun and a team from ENSafricaJoz Coetzer provides additional mining sector debt and project finance expertise. He also advised Petra Diamonds Limited on its $178m rights issue.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Joz Coetzer
Banking and finance Craig Whitley
Banking and finance Nathisha Maharaj
Banking and finance Muzi Kubeka
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Joz Coetzer
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Kabelo Dlothi
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Gary Felthun
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Craig Atkinson
Mining Joz Coetzer
Mining Gary Felthun
Mining Craig Atkinson
Projects and infrastructure Joz Coetzer
Projects and infrastructure Gareth Hodder
Projects and infrastructure Muzi Kubeka
Real estate and construction Quintin du Plessis
Real estate and construction Craig Whitley
Real estate and construction Gareth Hodder
Shipping and transport Nathisha Maharaj
Shipping and transport Gareth Hodder
Investment funds Quintin du Plessis
Investment funds Kabelo Dlothi
Private equity Quintin du Plessis
Private equity Kabelo Dlothi
Private equity Gary Felthun
Private equity Craig Atkinson
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