Lindani Mthembu

Partner, Johannesburg



Lindani has significant expertise in South African and cross border banking and finance transactions. He advises a range of South African and international corporates, banking institutions and other financial institutions on acquisition finance, asset finance, general corporate finance, debt restructurings, project finance and preference share funding transactions. His practice covers a wide range of industries including aviation, healthcare, logistics, mining, rail, real estate, retail, telecoms and sovereigns.

Lindani is a member of the Gauteng Provincial Office of the Legal Practice Counsel.

Bars and Courts
High Court of South Africa
LLM (Business Law)
University of Kwazulu-Natal
University of Natal


Lindani's experience prior to joining the firm includes:

Representation of Standard Bank on a ZAR15 billion acquisition financing transaction for Simba, guaranteed by its parent PepsiCo, which was South Africa's largest bilateral financing transaction at the time.

Representation of Absa, FirstRand, Investec, Nedbank, Standard Bank and numerous South African investment funds during the business recue proceedings of South African Airways.

Representation of the Nampak group on its US$540 million and ZAR4 billion term and revolving credit facilities from a syndicate comprising, among others, Bank of China, Nedbank, Standard Bank, Citibank, FirstRand and Absa.

Representation of the Sasol group on a number of syndicated and bilateral facilities with, amongst others, SCB, Citibank, UniCredit, Commerzbank, Mizuho, Absa, Standard Bank and BAML

Representation of a consortim comprising BAML, HSBC, Absa, Citibank, JPMorgan, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley and RBC on a US$600 million revolving credit facility for Sibanye Stillwater.

Representation of Citibank, Absa, Nedbank, Investec, Standard Bank, JPMorgan and Societe Generale on a US$125 million and ZAR6 billion revolving credit facilities for the Impala Platinum group.

Representation of Gemcorp Capital on la credit facility to Caldera Energy Holdings Limited for the construction costs of an oil refinery in Liberia.

Representation of Standard Chartered Bank on a ZAR400 million term loan facility for Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa.

Representation of Nedbank and FirstRand on the provision of ZAR1.5 billion revolving and term loan facilities to Royal Bafokeng.

Representation of Standard Bank on a ZAR equivalent of US$1 billion multiple facilities provided to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited.

Representation of Nedbank on the provision of a ZAR3.5 billion credit facility to Northam Limited.

Representation of Absa on the financing of a diamond mine in Lesotho which is owned by an indirect subsidiary of Firestone Diamonds PLC. The facility was covered by an insurance policy issued by the ECIC, a South African Export Credit Agency.

Representation of Absa in the project financing of the Pelonomi Private Hospital and Universitas Private Hospital in the Free State as part of a public private partnership between Netcare and the Provincial Government of the Free State.