Practice Areas

Banking and Finance

A core decades-old strategy of the Firm is the maintenance of a strong banking and finance expertise. From its inception the Firm acted for local institutional lenders and banks in traditional financing but following the country’s post-independence industrial development, the Firm built and continues to maintain strong relationship with international banks, financial institutions, lending agencies, sovereign states and global development institutions by acting as the local counsel in large institutional financings.

The Firm’s banking and finance practitioners embrace innovation and always seek to achieve an end product tailored to the practical business needs of clients while ensuring that their interests are protected. In all cases the Firm seeks to use its deep knowledge of domestic law and practice to add value by tailoring financial instruments to suit local conditions and the limitation and challenges presented by revenue laws, borrowing thresholds and guidelines and Government approvals.

The Firm regularly advises on regulatory issues affecting the financial sector and the securities and insurance industries. As a result many of the forms originally devised by the Firm are in widespread local use.

The banking and finance team has extensive experience in commercial finance transactions, structured credit transactions, leveraged lending transactions, mergers and acquisitions, banking, sovereign and commercial bond issues, securitization transactions and aircraft financing.

Kurt Miller, Partner |Vishma Jaisingh, Partner | Cynetta Lai Leung, Partner | Mandisa Regrello, Partner | Jon Paul Mouttet, Partner