Izanne Geldenhuys

Izanne Geldenhuys

Associate, Johannesburg

Email izanne.geldenhuys@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +27 21 140 1529

Fax +27 86 532 1235

LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans

Practice groupFinance

Izanne Geldenhuys focuses on structured trade and commodity finance. She advises clients across the commodity value chain including investors, producers, traders, processors and financial institutions in multiple jurisdictions.

Izanne also has experience in real estate, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate work.

Education and admissions


LLB (Dean’s Merit List), University of Stellenbosch, 2012

BCom (Law), University of Stellenbosch, 2010


Admitted as conveyancer and notary

Business Women's Association of South Africa

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Advised a syndicate of lenders on a pan-African commodities financing, implementing security interests in eight African jurisdictions.

Advising a debt fund in relation to term, working capital and bridge facilities for an independent power producer in Ghana.

Advised a trade finance fund on a trade finance facility for the export of vanilla produced in Madagascar.

Advised lender syndicate on an uncommitted borrowing base stock and working capital facility for exporters of perishable commodities in Ghana, Brazil and the Netherlands.

Advised a debt fund in relation to a stock and working capital facility made available to a Chilean copper producer.

Advised a debt fund in relation to a receivables finance facility made available to a South African exporter of perishable commodities.

Advised a debt fund in relation to a prepayment facility made available to a Mauritian exporter (and Nigerian producer) of soft commodities.

Advised a Swiss Bank on its financing to a Swiss metal trader and, in particular, its security arrangements in South Africa.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Building Blocs to Free Trade in Africa


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