Lodewyk Meyer

Lodewyk Meyer


Email lodewyk.meyer@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +27 11 523 6048

Fax +27 86 682 0912

LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans

Practice groupFinance

Lodewyk Meyer has a varied practice spanning areas such as acquisition finance and syndicated lending with cross-border experience. Commentators note his 'client following and big-picture mentality' and say that he is 'very good with commodity and trade finance and understands the commercial aspects of a deal'.

Chambers Global

As a banking and finance partner, Lodewyk Meyer covers all aspects of lending and is a leading lawyer in the field of structured trade and commodities finance.

His experience includes advising banks, structured trade and speciality funds and actors in the commodity value chain in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the USA.

He is a regular speaker at conferences on Africa trade and export finance, investment into Africa and structured finance. He has published on topics such as warehouse receipt financing, legal risks in doing business in Africa and the use of structured finance techniques in agriculture in various publications, among them Globe Trade Review, Africa Investor, and Chambers Magazine.

Awards and recognitions


Banking & Finance (South Africa)
Chambers Global


"Highly regarded"
IFLR1000 : Banking


The Best Lawyers of South Africa for Banking and Finance

Education and admissions


BProc, University of Pretoria

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Advised a South African investment bank on the establishment of a pan-African debt fund in Mauritius providing loans to various borrowers in Africa.

Advised an international trader on its procurement and international borrowing base with various international banks in multiple African jurisdictions.

Advised an international bank on a borrowing base facility to an international trader across eight African jurisdictions, Mauritius, UAE and Singapore.

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

Advised a U.S. trade and speciality fund on various structured trade and commodity financing transactions in South Africa, Zambia, Hong Kong, Australia, and Mauritius.

Advised an international trade and credit fund on structured trade and risk participations across Africa, Europe and Asia.

Advised a major insurance company on the development of structured insurance products across the trade value chain.

Advised an international syndicate of lenders on a borrowing base facility for a major agro processor operating in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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