Joz Coetzer

Partner, Johannesburg

Biography

“Joz Coetzer possesses an intellect and wealth of experience which makes him your go-to man to advise on all aspects of banking and finance.” (Chambers Global 2018)
“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)
“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)

Overview

Joz Coetzer is a partner in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice based in Johannesburg. He is recognised as a leading lawyer in the areas of finance (debt and equity), financial restructuring, real estate finance, general banking (operational and regulatory), financial services and capital markets.

Joz regularly advises various domestic and foreign banks and investment and private equity funds in Africa, and specialises in asset, project and/or infrastructure finance as well as structured, leveraged and acquisition finance locally and cross-border in Africa.

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
Education
LLM
Tax
University of Witwatersrand
LLM
Banking
University of Johannesburg
LLB
University of Johannesburg
BCom Honours
University of Johannesburg
BCom
University of Johannesburg
Languages
English
Afrikaans

Experience

HSBC and BNDES
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.

Transnet
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.

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

Anooraq
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 and Recognition

IFLR1000 Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy & Infrastructure, 2016
"is an enjoyable partner to work with on high stress projects, his negotiation is good, his understanding of the issues is accurate and he does not make things overly complex."

Legal 500, 2016
"'smart', 'solution-driven' and has 'excellent people skills'"

IFLR1000, 2017
"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."