Stephen Boikanyo

B Juris, University of North West

LLB, University of Pretoria

Certificate in Insolvency Law and Practice, Association of Insolvency Practitioners South Africa

Certificate course on Financial Markets and Banking Law, University of Witwatersrand

Stephen focuses on banking and finance, commercial aviation and general commercial transactional work. He is involved in a broad range of finance related work, including various transactions that have included general banking advice to major international and local banks in relation to general acquisition finance, asset-based finance structured transactions (specifically in aviation finance and general commercial aviation transaction), debt factoring. He is also involved in a broad range of developmental finance work for local development financing institutions and state-owned companies advising on a broad range of corporate and financing transactions. Stephen began his career as a candidate attorney in 2001 at Denys Reitz Inc (renamed Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa). He was appointed as a director in October 2007. He spent a year on secondment to Clifford Chance, a leading law firm in London from July 2006 to July 2007. He was employed in their corporate department for the first six months of his secondment. The second half was spent in the capital markets department. Stephen was appointed as a director at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc in 2017. He is currently director of banking and finance.

Awarded 2016 Finalist Certificate of Excellence in the category of Investment Banking:

Corporate Finance Lawyer of the Year-13 th Annual Financial Services Sector ABSIP awards

 Ranked leading lawyer by Who's Who Legal 2018/2019 in Aviation

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