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Danisa Naidoo


Danisa is experienced in advising both borrowers and lenders in banking and finance, real estate finance and project finance transactions in South Africa and wider across Africa.

Professional QualificationsAttorney of the High Court of South Africa


  • Advising FirstRand Bank Limited on the acquisition of the Slow Lounge business of Kulula.
  • Advising a Mauritian solar energy company on the merger of its investments in 5 African countries with those of another Mauritian solar energy company through the establishment of, and transfer of their respective businesses to, a newly incorporated Mauritian company.
  • Advising one of South Africa's major banks in relation to a EUR205 million real estate finance bridge facility granted to a property fund.
  • Advising one of South Africa's major banks in relation to the financing of circa ZAR1 billion real estate development finance facility pertaining to the development and construction of luxury, residential and commercial premises.
  • Advising African Development Bank in relation to the ZAR2 billion domestic medium-term note programme. This investment is listed on the Green Bonds segment of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
  • Advising the Bounty Brands Group in relation to the financial and corporate restructuring of the group, which spans SA, the UK, Poland and Malta.
  • Advising a Southern African Telecommunications Operator in relation to acquiring circa ZAR1 billion finance from a lender syndicate.
  • Advising Atterbury Europe Holding B.V. in relation to a EUR250 million facility for, among others, financing the cost of acquisition and/or development of certain properties in Europe.
  • Advising the International Finance Corporation in relation to a USD6,8 million financing to Twin Palm Mall Zambia Limited, a shopping mall acquisition and expansion project in Lusaka, Zambia.
  • Advising a consortium of lenders (some of which include the Standard Bank of South Africa and Standard Bank, S.A. Mozambique)) for a USD and MZN real estate finance facility, including bridge and mezzanine facilities, advanced to a portfolio investment company of a private equity fund (Actis Real Estate) involving South Africa, Mauritius, England and Mozambique.
*Denotes experience from a previous firm.
  • English
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, LLB, 2018