Ewa Orpen

Local Partner, Johannesburg



Ewa's experience encompasses capital markets and derivatives/structured finance and she has been recognised by Who's Who Legal as a market leader in these areas for three consecutive years.

Bars and Courts
High Court of South Africa
University of Pretoria
CFA Institute

Level 1

CFA Institute

Level 2



Representation of Quilter plc on its demerger from Old Mutual plc and its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Representation of Foresight Solar Fund Limited in relation to an inward secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) using the JSE's fast track listing process, as well as a capital raise in South Africa and in the EU.

Representation of The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited as Financial Advisor, Bookrunner and Transaction Sponsor in connection with the IPO and listing of Sea Harvest Group Limited on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Representation of The Standard Bank of South Africa, Investec Bank Limited and Goldman Sachs International (as joint global co-ordinators and joint book-runners) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (as joint book-runner), in relation to the Rule 144A IPO of Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited on the JSE.

Representation of Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc and Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited (London Branch) as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners in respect of GBP350 million Senior Secured Guaranteed Exchangeable Bonds due 2021 issued by Remgro Jersey GBP Limited and guaranteed by Remgro Limited.

Representation of Citigroup Global Markets Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Standard Bank as underwriters in connection with a fully underwritten ZAR10 billion rights issue (Rule 144A) by Woolworths Holdings Limited on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in connection with the acquisition of David Jones in Australia.

Representation of Investec Bank Limited in relation to the reporting of certain financing transactions for purposes of regulatory returns under the Regulations Relating to Banks, issued by the Minister of Finance under section 90 of the Banks Act, 1990.

Representation of the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board in relation to the aggregation and position limit rules applicable to South African listed derivatives.

Representation of Sasol with the issue of capacity and authority, legality and enforceability legal opinions in relation to the execution of an ISDA Master Agreement with certain counterparties.

Representation of a South African bank on the establishment of a new CIS/fund-linked notes electronic trading platform that will enable wealth managers to purchase customized Platform Notes issued under the terms of its local Structured Note Programme.

Awards and Recognition

Recipient of the Investec Capital Markets Annual Award

Recommended in Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets - Structured Finance in 2018, 2019 and 2020