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2. INDEx 1 Dynamic and independent An overview of Deneys Reitz22 An undisputed reputation for competence and integrity Meet the Banking and Finance Team63 Complex and diverse A selection of our major transactions and work highlights 104 Providing an international pan-African service Africa Division, Africa Legal 215 Talented and tenacious Detailed profiles on each of our team members 25 6 Contact details 62 3. DYNAMIC AND INDEPENDENT An overview of Deneys Reitz 2 BANKING AND FINANCE 4. Deneys Reitz was established in thehouses, parastatals and government early 1920s. Today, it is one of thedepartments. Deneys Reitz subsidiary largest law firms in South Africa, Africa Legal is an Africa-specialised serving a corporate client base. Ascommercial legal service, which a dynamic, national, commercial, provides expert legal advice to incorporated firm, Deneys Reitzcorporates, investment funds and provides specialist services in the full financial institutions doing business in spectrum of legal disciplines. The firmAfrica. Deneys Reitz was named the is one of the largest independentAfrican Law Firm of the Year at the commercial law firms in South Africa,Chambers Global Awards held in employing over 500 people at its London in November 2006 (and offices in Sandton, Durban and re-nominated for this award in Cape Town. November 2007), and voted runnerup in PLCs Law Firm Awards for A truly national organisation, the firm2008 in the category Africa. These also has global reach through itsawards recognise the firms commit- established working relationships with ment to providing Africa with a quality international leading law firms in the international legal service. United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia and the Far East. In addition, the firm has a dedicatedtax division, Deneys Reitz Tax Services, The firms clients include financial which provides expert services on all institutions, major industrial and commercial tax aspects. commercial corporations, mining 5. Areas of Specialisation n Insurance n Intellectual Property The firm offers legal services in all areas of law affecting corporates,n Joint Ventures including:n Labour and Employment Law n Administrative Lawn Land Rights n Admiralty, Shipping and Marinen Law of Contract and Delict Insurance n Liquidation Applications n Antitrust / Competition n Litigation n Aviationn Local Government Law n Banking n Managed Health Care n Commercial and Company Law n Mergers and Acquisitions n Constitutional Law n Mining and Minerals n Construction Law n Occupational, Mine Health and Safety n Corporate Governance n Dispute Resolution n Pension and Retirement Fundingn E-Commerce n Property and Conveyancing n Energy Lawn Public Private Partnerships and Privatisations n Environmental and Water Law n Exchange Control n Restructuring n Expropriation n Tax Law n Finance n Telecommunications n Financial Servicesn Urgent Applications n Foreclosure Further details of these areas of n Information Technologypractice can be found on our website, n Infrastructure Developmentwww.deneysreitz.co.za 4 BANKING AND FINANCE 6. Transformation and Economic Corporate Social Investment Empowerment As a concerned corporate citizen, Deneys Reitz is classified as a Level Deneys Reitz spends about one Four contributor with 14 blackpercent of post-tax operating profit on directors, representing approximately a broad spectrum of social upliftment 16 percent black-ownership. The firmprojects and programmes. Deneys is also well ahead of its employmentReitz has long recognised the need equity goals with 45 percent of its for social intervention by professionals professional staff and 49 percent ofto provide legal and other assistance its non-professional staff coming to those without access to legal from previously disadvantaged representation. The firm has an backgrounds.established formal Public Interest Law Department for this purpose. In addition, the firm provides training and work opportunities for a continuous Value Added Services stream of law graduates from previously disadvantaged communities.Deneys Reitz produces a number of Legal Updates, Booklets and Electronic Skills development is paramount at Bulletins as an added service to its Deneys Reitz and the firm provides a clients and other interested parties. comprehensive training programme The updates, certain of the booklets for all its young and upcoming lawyers. and the electronic bulletins also This includes weekly lectures and appear on the firms website, training sessions by internal and www.deneysreitz.co.za external lecturers. 7. AN UNDISPUTED REPUTATION FOR COMPETENCE AND INTEGRITY Meet the Banking and Finance Team 6 BANKING AND FINANCE 8. Deneys Reitz has one of the largestOur focus is on giving practical and most dynamic groups of banking solutions to assist our clients with the specialists in South Africa offering complexities of transacting in the ever clients access to the best legal minds increasingly demanding business and resources South Africa has toenvironment. offer. We have earned an undisputedOur banking and finance clients reputation for our independence,include the five largest banks in competence and integrity.South Africa (Absa Bank Limited, A team of 20 directors and 16The Standard Bank of South Africa associates specialises in high value,Limited, Nedbank Limited, FirstRand sophisticated banking and financeBank Limited and Investec Bank transactions, including acquisitionLimited), a host of other leading finance, project finance, structured financial institutions including finance and capital markets matters. Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, We are particularly renowned for our JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, The derivatives and capital markets work.Royal Bank of Scotland, as well as anumber of other international banks. The team also specialises in financial services, including banking andWe also advise some of the major financial markets regulatory advice, multi nationals, including Anglo liaison with regulators, advice on Platinum, corporates and government structuring and marketing financialagencies. Lenders, sponsors, and products, credit law, collective borrowers have come to rely on our investment schemes, hedge fundsexpert advice and sound commercial and exchange control.experience.The team has a depth of experience to enable them to advise clients on the technical aspects of transactions, while taking into account their commercial realities. 9. Awards and AccoladesThe Practical Law Company (PLC) likewise describes us as an Our expertise has been consistently outstanding firm in this area. recognised by numerous prestigious international organisations. TheDeneys Reitz has been ranked No. 1 Chambers and Partners Global Guidein South Africa in Finance and Project to the Worlds Leading LawyersFinance and Development by Best describes our Banking and Finance Lawyers International. team as world class ranking us in the highest possible tier and notingAccording to International Financial our ability to impress clients with our Law Review 2010, Deneys Reitz commercial astuteness and ability to boasts one of the largest and avoid being lost in the detail.strongest finance teams in the country. The firm is recognised by Clients quoted in the guide described all commentators as a top-tier firm the team as flexible, commercial in finance matters and according to and conscientious, proficient and peers the firm is really in a tier on its efficient, intellectually rigorous and own in project finance. extremely thorough. According to other client commentators the firms banking and finance team offers Our Approach superb efficiency and great depthWe are solution-driven, commercially in the very largest transactions.astute, proactive, and committed to service excellence. We get to know Legal 500 recognises the team as our clients business, challenges, having outstanding business acumen procedures and documents. We are and industry knowledge and states committed to adding value through that Deneys Reitz fully merits its the delivery of pragmatic unique place as a top finance firm, boasting solutions to the complex legal issues an enviable client base and first-class that so often arise in banking and finance lawyers. finance transactions. 8BANKING AND FINANCE 10. Servicesn Exchange Control n Financial Services The Banking and Finance Team provides the full range of regulatory n Hedge Funds and transactional banking and finance n High Yield Debt services: n Islamic Finance n Acquisition and Leveraged Finance n Lending and Syndicated Lending n Asset Finance n Mining and Resource Finance n Banking and Finance Tax n Banking Regulationn Preference Sharesn Credit Law (National Credit Act)n Project Finance, Infrastructure Finance and Public Private n Cross-Border Finance Partnerships n Debt Capital Markets n Property Finance n Debt Factoring n Securitisations n Debt Restructuring and Insolvency n Structured Finance n Derivatives and OTC Trading n ECIC Export Credit Finance n Structured Productsn Equity Capital Marketsn Trade and Commodity Finance 11. COMPLEx ANDDIVERSE A selection of our majortransactions and workhighlights 10 BANKING AND FINANCE 12. Absa Bank Limited Absa Capital, a division of Acted for Absa Bank Limited in relation Absa Bank Limited, and to the financing provided to Woolworths Growthpoint Properties Limited Financial Services (Proprietary) Limited, Advised Absa Capital (as Arranger and a joint venture between Absa GroupDealer) and Growthpoint Properties Limited and Woolworths (Proprietary)Limited (as Issuer) in relation to the Limited.establishment of Growthpoint Properties Limiteds ZAR5 000 000 000 Domestic Absa Capital, a division of Medium Term Note Programme and Absa Bank Limited and the inaugural issue thereunder of Barclays Capital ZAR360 000 000 7.704% Senior Acted as legal advisors to the Lenders Unsecured Fixed Rate

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