Sandanathi Gwina

BProc (Walter Sisulu University); Higher Certificate in Financial Markets and Instruments (Academy of Financial Markets); Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance (Wits University); Finance for non-financial Managers (Wits Business School); Post graduate diploma in corporate law (Wits University)

Sandanathi focuses on banking and financial law. His areas of practice include capital markets, public private partnerships, preference share transactions, securitisation, corporate finance, term loans, asset based finance, infrastructure development finance, project finance, property finance and carbon finance.

Sandanathi served his articles at IBG Ngcobo and Partners from 1995 to 1996 and was admitted as an attorney in 1997. He worked at Mathe and Zondo Inc. as an associate until 1999. This was under the leadership of the current Deputy Chief Justice of the constitutional court of South Africa – DCJ Raymond Zondo. Between 2000 and 2001 he worked as an associate for Bell Dewar and Hall Attorneys, specialising in competition law and intellectual property.

He joined Deneys Reitz Attorneys [Norton Rose] in 2001 as an associate, and was appointed a Director in 2003. While at Deneys Reitz, he focused on banking and finance law.

In 2011, he co-founded TGR Attorneys as a Director, heading up the Banking and Finance practice. He now heads up Gwina Attorneys.

Sandanathi has written papers, spoken at seminars and on television. These include:

  • International Financial Law Review [IFRL1000, 2011 edition, www.iflr.com] an international publication legal ranking publication;
  • Summit TV’s Face-to-Face discussing securitisation in South Africa;
  • SABC TV’s Rights and Recourse and Enterprise Zone discussing commercial contracts and consumer rights;
  • Part-time lecturer in commercial agreements at the Johannesburg School for Legal Practice.

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