Melissa Leibowitz

Melissa Leibowitz

Partner, Johannesburg

Email melissa.leibowitz@​

Phone +27 11 775 6358

Fax +27 86 532 3010


Practice groupCorporate

Melissa Leibowitz focuses on the drafting and registration of complex mortgage bonds for commercial and development finance purposes. She advises on and prepares debt security documentation, acting for the large corporate banks in South Africa.

Dealing with all aspects of conveyancing work, such as servitudes, lease audits, home loans, notarial and special bonds, forms part of her practice.

Education and admissions


LLB (summa cum laude), University of KwaZulu-Natal


Admitted as conveyancer

South African Property Owners Association

Women's Property Network

Court admissions

South Africa

Related industries

Real Estate

Related practices

Real Estate Real Estate Finance

Representative experience

Acting for ABSA Bank to register mortgage bonds, preparing security documents and lease audits to finance the acquisition and development of malls in South Africa.

Acting for Standard Bank to register mortgage bonds for a joint venture development by a consortium of well-known companies in respect of high-end office space.

Advising a financial institution on a complex transaction, including preparing and registering special notarial bonds by a mining house over movable assets of ZAR750m.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Hogan Lovells Africa Newsletter June 2016

Hogan Lovells Publications

Regeneration of African inner cities

Published Works

Sellers beware - you may be in for more than you anticipated

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