Yanai Klawansky | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Yanai Klawansky
Yanai Klawansky

Yanai Klawansky

Associate, Johannesburg

T +27 11 341 4043

E yklawansky@whitecase.com

Overview

Yanai Klawansky is an associate in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance group based in Johannesburg.

His experience includes debt and equity finance, operational and regulatory banking, financial services, property finance and corporate finance including setting up of corporate entities in South Africa. Yanai further specialises in finance and security structures which would include asset, project and infrastructure funding as well as structured, leveraged and acquisition finance.

Prior to joining White & Case, Yanai completed his articles of clerkship at an international law firm.

Education

  • BA LLB (Distinction), University of Witwatersrand

Languages

  • English

Experience

Representation of the Standard Bank of South Africa, as lender in connection with the ZAR3.5 billion term loan funding provided to Pivotal Property Fund Limited in connection with the listing of Pivotal Property Fund Limited on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. This was the biggest property fund listing in the history of South Africa.

Representation of Distribution and Warehousing Network Limited on general banking and term loan facilities concluded with Absa Bank Limited.

Representation of Nedbank Limited, Absa Bank Limited, FirstRand Bank Limited, and Standard Bank of South Africa Limited on the ZAR1 billion syndicated funding provided to Fidelity Security Services Proprietary Limited and Fidelity Cash Solutions Proprietary Limited.

Representation of Nedbank Limited, Absa Bank Limited, FirstRand Bank Limited, and Standard Bank of South Africa Limited on the ZAR1.8 billion bridge loan funding provided to Fidelity Security Group Proprietary Limited in respect of its acquisition of ADT Security Proprietary Limited.

Representation of Ignition Telecoms Investment Proprietary Limited on the issuance of US$50 million senior secured notes.

Representation of Barclays Bank PLC as local counsel in respect of the South African security structure for the US$16 billion facilities provided to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Representation of Absa Bank Limited, as lender in connection with the ZAR450 million term loan facility provided to Summit Wind Power South Africa Proprietary Limited and Sumitomo Corporation Africa Proprietary Limited.