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Jessica Blumenthal is an Executive at ENSafrica in the Banking and Finance department, specialising in capital markets, structured finance, restructuring, financial services regulation and alternative investment strategies.
Jessica also represents institutional clients in South Africa and internationally, including banks, asset managers, funds and insurers. Jessica represents and is a trusted advisor to corporate clients, including listed and unlisted companies, high net worth individuals and family offices.
Jessica’s experience includes designing and negotiating funding and security structures, undertaking solvent and distressed restructuring, establishing alternative investment structures (such as hedge funds, offshore unlisted funds and private equity funds) and providing regulatory advice in relation to South African financial services legislation and the South African regulatory environment, particularly in relation to financial services, collective investment schemes, investment management and company law.
Jessica is a member of a dedicated ENSafrica team specialising in the commercial, financial, legal, tax and regulatory aspects relevant to employee and management remuneration, benefits and incentives. This team services blue chip South African corporates in the listed and unlisted space, designing and implementing incentive plans to achieve their desired commercial outcomes. The team also advises numerous international specialised services and law firms on an ad hoc and annual basis in relation to their multinational clients operating incentive plans across the African continent.
Jessica is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:
Best Lawyers® 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 – Banking and Finance, Structured Finance (South Africa)
- The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 – Banking and Finance, Investment Funds - Recommended / Key Lawyer (South Africa)
- BA (English) (University of Cape Town)
- LLB (cum laude) (University of Cape Town)
- Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa