Sandile Siyaka

SANDILE SIYAKA (CHAIRMAN)

 

Sandile is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, and a former equity partner at one of South Africa’s leading law firms where he specialised in banking and finance work as well as general corporate commercial work. Sandile has over 15 years of experience in legal practice, and has practiced in various aspects of banking and finance as well as corporate and commercial law for both domestic and international clients. During his time in the banking sector, he provided South African corporates, public and institutional sectors with innovative, tax-efficient, multi- jurisdictional structured solutions for a range of transactions across various asset classes, such as agricultural commodities, resources, equipment, immovable property and equity.

 

He has also been extensively involved in debt, preference share and syndication structuring, in both local and cross border transaction, particularly for acquisition finance and empowerment-related transactions. He has advised finance transaction participants on legal risks, terms, security and hedging arrangements.  Sandile has been involved in mergers and acquisition transactions for both domestic and international clients, including acquisitions and disposals, debt and equity finance and commercial transactions, in countries across the SADC region (including Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia). Sandile currently serves as the Chairperson of Mtha Aviation (Pty) Ltd.