Joz Coetzer | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Joz Coetzer
 Joz Coetzer

Joz Coetzer

Partner, Johannesburg

T +27 11 341 4017

T +27 11 341 4000


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“Sources are impressed by his technical skills and proactivity: ‘He’s very solution-driven, thinks outside the box and has a fresh approach.’”(Chambers Global, 2014) “Joz is our go-to-man for all banking related matters. He is very solution driven and tenacious. Not only does he have the best technical knowledge, he also has the ability to use his charm and people skills to negotiate a contract the way he deems best for his client.” (IFLR1000, 2017) “‘smart’, ‘solution-driven’ and has ‘excellent people skills’” ( Legal 500, 2015)


Joz Coetzer is a partner in the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Group based in Johannesburg. He is recognised as a leading lawyer in the areas of finance (debt and equity including capital markets), general banking (operational and regulatory) and financial services. Joz regularly advises various domestic and foreign banks and other funds in Africa, and specializes in asset, project and/or infrastructure finance as well as structured, leveraged and acquisition finance.

Prior to joining White & Case Joz was a partner at a leading South African law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • Admitted as an attorney in South Africa
  • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, Gauteng


  • LLM, Tax, University of Witwatersrand
  • LLM, Banking, University of Johannesburg
  • LLB, University of Johannesburg
  • BCom Honours, University of Johannesburg
  • BCom, University of Johannesburg


  • English
  • Afrikaans



Representation as the lenders' legal advisor, in connection with the funding of the buses in Phase 1 of the Rea Vaya rapid bus transport system.

Nedbank Limited

Representation as the lender's legal advisor, in connection with ZAR 1 billion term loan funding provided to Delta Property Fund Limited in relation to the listing of Delta Property Fund Limited on the JSE.

Nehawu Investment Company (Proprietary) Ltd.

Representation in respect of the refinancing of its existing facilities with Sanlam Capital Markets.


Representation in connection with its ZAR 25 billion umbrella multicurrency export credit finance facility, forming part of a ZAR 78 billion capital expenditure and expansion programme.


Representation on the US$250 million Letter of Credit facility for the client's capital expenditure and expansion programme.


Representation on the client's ZAR 2.6 billion BEE deal with Anglo Platinum.

Absa, HSBC and Nedbank

Representation as the lenders' legal advisor on the ZAR 1.0 billion project financing of Tharisa Minerals.

Awards & Recognition

Recommended Lawyer, Chambers Global, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014

Banking & Finance – South Africa

Chambers Global

"Expert handling of client relationships"

Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014

Banking & Finance – South Africa

The Legal 500 EMEA

"Excellent knowledge of the law" and "strong drafting skills"

Banking, Debt – Capital Markets, Who's Who Legal, 2014

Named as an "Expert"