Banking Finance Team Hire for Hogan Lovells in South Africa

SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG – 26 February 2014 - Anina Boshoff, a finance partner at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, is joining Hogan Lovells in South Africa on 1 March 2014 to head up the firm's banking and finance department in Johannesburg.  Also joining from Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs are associates, Candice Morgan and Sanrie van Tonder.

Anina is admitted in South Africa and England & Wales and is recognised as a leading banking and finance lawyer in the market. She has extensive experience in local and cross-border transactional work. She returned to South Africa early in 2010 after working in the Singapore office of Allen & Overy for three years.

More recently, at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, Anina's practice has focused on advising both funders (including offshore banks and development finance institutions) and corporates on finance and restructuring transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa.  She has been involved in transactions in a variety of sectors, including media, mining and energy.

Says Warren Drue, Head of Commercial & Corporate at Hogan Lovells' Johannesburg office:

We are thrilled that Anina and her team are joining our commercial department. Hogan Lovells has one of the leading global finance practices of all major international law firms. The arrival of Anina positions the Johannesburg office to add to the exceptional track record of Hogan Lovells representing both lenders and borrowers."

Says David Hudd, head of Hogan Lovells' global finance practice: 

"Anina's recruitment is part of an on-going investment programme, ensuring we have a combination of both borrower and lender experience and expertise in our major markets around the world."

Anina Boshoff comments:

I am excited about joining a firm of Hogan Lovells’ standing and about the improved English and South African finance law offerings that the firm's global network will allow clients to access.”

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