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Jan Kruger


Work Department

Banking and Finance


Jan Kruger is a partner in Bowmans’ Banking and Finance Department.

He specialises in banking and finance law advising clients throughout Africa on large, complex and cross-border transactions. He has advised most South African financial institutions as well as several international banks and borrowers involved in these transactions.

Jan is an expert in preference share funding transactions, including black economic empowerment transactions, with more than 20 years’ experience in this field. Jan also has significant experience in other forms of structured finance as well as asset finance, leveraged finance, syndicated lending and property finance.

He has B.Com and LLB degrees (both awarded cum laude) and an LLM (Constitutional Practice and Human Rights) degree from the University of Pretoria and an LLM (Tax) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

South Africa

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Bowmans has 'a very commercial approach and is excellent at going above and beyond in driving transactions'. The firm has maintained its prominence in the market thanks to a series of impressive restructuring engagements. It advised various investment and development funds on the restructuring of Real People Investment Holdings' capital structure and third party debt, which involved the clients receiving a significant shareholding in the company; Real People's debt was listed on both the Johannesburg and Swedish stock exchanges. The team is historically strong in acquisition finance and has further cemented its standing in trade and commodity finance. Ulrike Naumann provides 'commercially-minded advice and negotiates strong positions' for clients. Preference share funding expert Jan Kruger and resource financing specialist Jason Wilkinson are also recommended.

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