Jessica Lewis focuses on structured trade and commodity finance and has experience in advising on cross-border agribusiness financing transactions in multiple African jurisdictions.

Jessica also has experience in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate work.

Education and admissions


LL.M., University of Cape Town, (Professional) in International Trade Law, 2017

Certificate in International Trade and Finance, The London Institute of Banking & Finance, 2016

LLB (summa cum laude), University of the Western Cape, 2010

Court admissions

South Africa

Related industries

Financial Institutions

Related practices

Mergers and Acquisitions

Related areas of focus

Direct Lending

Representative experience

Advised a South African bank on receivables finance facilities for South African commodity traders.

Advised a trade finance fund on a trade finance facility for Ghanaian fruit juice producer and exporter.

Assisted a global bank with multijurisdictional legal due diligence for purposes of proposed receivables finance transactions.

Advised a South African bank on a structured trade and commodity facility to finance the production, harvest and trade in maize.

Advised a global bank in relation to a cross-border structured trade and commodities finance transaction involving eight African jurisdictions.

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