Richard Roothman

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Director, Head of Banking & Finance practice

Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8115

Fax: +27 11 535 8715

Email: rroothman@werksmans.com

ABOUT

Director Richard Roothman is Head of Banking & Finance, also advising in the Africa practice area. Richard specialises in banking and financial services regulation; debt capital markets; exchange control; leveraged and acquisition finance; leveraged and management buy-outs; project and limited recourse finance; structured finance transactions; listings/flotations; public offerings and private placements; securitisation, and syndicated and bilateral financing structures. Richard is consistently recognised in international rankings, including being named as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets (2010 – 2017), Banking (2011-2017) and in Project Finance (2011 – 2013) by IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Banking and financial services regulation
  • Debt capital markets
  • Exchange control
  • Leveraged and acquisition finance
  • Leveraged and management buy-outs
  • Project and limited recourse finance
  • Structured finance transactions
  • Listings/flotations
  • Public offerings and private placements
  • Securitisation
  • Syndicated and bilateral financing structures

 

  • BCom (Law) LLB (University of Pretoria)
  • LLM (Cornell University, USA)
  • LLM (Tax) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 1996: Admitted as member of the New York Bar
  • 2007: Director, Werksmans
  • Head of the Banking & Finance practice area

 

  • Ranked as a highly regarded practitioner by IFLR 1000 | Banking and Finance | Capital Markets | Project Finance |  2022
  • Ranked by Chambers Global | Band 4 | Banking and Finance |  2011, 2019 – 2022
  • Ranked by Chambers Global | Band 2 | Capital Markets| 2012, 2019 – 2022
  • Ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000 | Banking and Finance | Capital Markets | Project Finance |  2010 - 2017
  • Ranked by The International Who’s Who of Capital Market Lawyers | Capital Markets | 2014
  • Ranked by The International Who’s Who of Capital Market Lawyers | Debt and Equity | Structured Finance | 2013