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Ian Petherbridge, Specialist Consultant

Ian Petherbridge

Specialist Consultant

Languages

English, Afrikaans

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project and infrastructure finance
  • Real estate finance

Practice notes

Ian is a Consultant in the Corporate and Commercial department in the Durban, KZN office. He is a Namibian qualified lawyer with over 13 years of experience in the African and European jurisdictions.

Ian has a transactional practice with a focus on banking and financing as well as corporate matters. He specialises in:

  • Banking and finance
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • M&A
  • Mining and commodities
  • Technology and innovation

Ian has extensive experience advising on:

  • Acquisition finance
  • Corporate banking
  • Development finance
  • Debt capital markets
  • Investor services
  • Exchange control
  • Global markets
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate finance
  • Project finance
  • Cross-jurisdictional finance.

Ian has represented companies, government and parastatal entities, independent power producers, investment funds and lenders in the development, acquisition, financing, restructuring and divestiture of projects in SADC and several European countries.

He has significant merger and acquisition experience in the technology, retail, real estate and mining space. The work undertaken also includes competition law advice and prosecuting merger filings on behalf of clients within SADC countries.

We advised RCL FOODS Limited on the formation of the Livekindly Collective Africa, a joint venture based in South Africa between RCL FOODS and US-based The Livekindly Company Inc. The joint venture involves the marketing, sale and distribution of plant-based alternative food products in South Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa.

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