Ms Karen Couzyn > Webber Wentzel > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Webber Wentzel
90 RIVONIA ROAD, SANDTON
JOHANNESBURG 2196,
PO BOX 61771, MARSHALLTOWN 2107
South Africa

Work Department

Banking & Finance Practice

Position

Partner

Career

Karen has over 20 years of experience in advising on all aspects of specialised finance transactions, particularly securitisation and other debt capital market transactions. Her experience includes stand-alone debt issues, debt programmes, multi-seller conduits and re-packagings, both public and private.

Education

LLB, University of the Witwatersrand, 1991
B.Com, University of the Witwatersrand, 1987

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Karen CouzynWebber Wentzel

Webber Wentzel has one of the largest teams in South Africa, covering both domestic and English law-governed financings. It also has a highly-developed debt capital markets practice led by Karen Couzyn, which includes mainstream debt offerings, equity-linked programmes and asset-backed securitisations. The firm has achieved growth in restructuring and business rescue, preference share funding, asset finance and has maintained a strong flow of acquisition and leveraged finance deals. Moreover, the firm has a substantial financial services regulation team led by four partners, including Johann Scholtz and Dawid de Villiers.  Muhammad Sader heads the banking and finance group and is close to a number of South Africa’s top lenders and private equity houses. Khurshid Fazel is a leader in preference share funding and is at the forefront of the restructuring segment. Scott Edmundson  remains a leading figure in aviation finance. Mark Kyle has left the firm.