Laurie Hammond

Laurie Hammond


Email laurie.hammond@​

Phone +27 11 052 6110

Fax +27 86 688 1730


Practice groupFinance

Laurie Hammond is described as ‘extremely good’, with one client praising her ‘understanding of our business and how we work’. She is active on trade finance and facilities with experience handling cross-border matters.

Chambers Global

Laurie Hammond focuses on cross-border transactions in Africa, with an emphasis on structured trade, commodities and export finance. She has a broad range of experience advising clients across the commodity value chain, acting for lenders and borrowers in a variety of sectors from agriculture, mining, energy and natural resources to logistics and infrastructure, structuring bankable deals and advising on legal and regulatory risk for domestic and multinational clients.

Laurie has worked in the London and South African markets and is both an admitted solicitor and an attorney.

Awards and recognitions


Banking & Finance (South Africa), Up and Coming
Chambers Global


The Best Lawyers of South Africa for Project Finance and Development

Education and admissions


BSocSc (Economics), University of Cape Town

LLB (Dean’s Merit List), University of Cape Town

Legal Practice Course (Distinction), BPP University Law School


Business Women's Association of South Africa

Court admissions

South Africa

England and Wales

Related knowledge

Supply Chain Support

Representative experience

Advised a global energy trader on its coal supply and financing arrangements in South Africa.  

Advised a syndicate of lenders on term loan facilities to development institutions in Africa for the financing of regional trade and infrastructure projects.

Advised a South African bank on soft commodities financing across Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Advised a South African bank on its borrowing base facilities with a major aluminium processor.

Advised a 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 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.

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