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Johann Basson is an executive at ENSafrica in the Banking and Finance practice. He specialises in trade finance, acquisition finance, export credit insurance, preference share funding and other general syndicated and bilateral debt/equity financing transactions, both on and offshore.
He has acted, amongst others, for lenders (including local and foreign of banks), corporate borrowers and foreign law firms, regularly advising on multi-billion Rand transactions. He has also been involved in various debt work-out transactions for distressed borrowers and have acted for South Africa's largest export credit insurer in connection with various projects undertaken throughout Africa. He has also advised banks and structured funds on various cross-border trade and commodity finance transactions and have extensive experience in pension law and corporate and international tax.
Johann is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:
- The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 – Banking and Finance – Recommended / Key Lawyer (South Africa)
- IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate; Banking – 2023 (South Africa)
area of expertiseBANKING AND FINANCE
- BAcc LLB (University of Stellenbosch)
- MSc Law & Accounting (with merit) (London School of Economics and Political Science)