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Anina Boshoff


Anina Boshoff

Admitted in South Africa, England and Wales, Anina Boshoff advises on English and South African law, mainly transactional work, including local and cross-border finance transactions and offshore investments. 

She gained some of her extensive experience over the past 14 years during a 3-year-stint in Singapore and now heads our banking and finance department in Johannesburg.

Anina's practice focuses on advising both funders (including offshore banks and development finance institutions) and corporates on finance and restructuring transactions in sub-Saharan Africa, including through secured and unsecured loan debt, trade finance and hybrid debt/equity funding.

She has been involved in transactions in a variety of sectors including, media, mining and energy. She has received a Best Lawyers of South Africa award for finance in 2015 and 2016, and has been recommended in Legal 500 for banking and finance. 

Legal 500 says about the Johannesburg office: "The team is especially integrated with the London office and works on a range of cross-border financings in sub-Saharan Africa. Trade finance is a core component of the practice."

Representative Experience

Acting for Afreximbank in U.S.$320m senior debt financing to Smile Telecoms for purchase of telecoms equipment and roll-out of LTE mobile broadband network in Africa.

Lead counsel for PPC Ltd on US$168.2m project financing by IFC and PTA Bank to a newly created subsidiary cement plant in DRC.

Acting for Portland Holdings Limited (PPC subsidiary) on a US$75m syndicated English law governed facility by PTA Bank for a cement milling plant in Zimbabwe.

Acting for PRIMEDIA Proprietary Limited in the restructuring of its capital structure and the refinancing of group debt of approximately ZAR3.935bn.

Acting for GDF Suez (main sponsor) in relation to a ZAR9.7bn financing of two peaking power plants in South Africa of 1005 MW capacity.

Acting for Grupo FerroAtlántia S.A.U. and its South African subsidiaries in the raising of approximately ZAR200m acquisition financing and refinancing of existing facility of ZAR565m.

Acting for Kalagadi Manganese Proprietary Limited (as borrower) on a ZAR1.05bn bridging loan facility and €150m term loan facility.

Advising Nedbank Limited on its acquisition of an equity stake of up to 20% in Ecobank Transnational Limited through U.S.$285m convertible loan.

Education and admissions


  • BCom (Hon) Economic Specialisation, University of South Africa, 2009
  • LLM Banking & Finance (Awarded with Merit), University College London, 2003
  • LLM Public International Law (cum laude), University of Johannesburg, 2001
  • LLB cum laude, University of Pretoria, 1999
  • BCom (Law), University of Pretoria, 1998

Court admissions

  • England and Wales
  • South Africa


Best Lawyers of South Africa award for Finance



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