Webber Wentzel has an established reputation in this field and consists of a dedicated team of corporate lawyers who specialise in all aspects pertaining to financial services laws and regulation.
They have vast knowledge and experience in securities law including the regulation and operation of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and its various markets, banking law, all aspects of insurance law and regulatory matters pertaining to the long and short-term insurance industries, capital markets laws (including insider trading and market manipulation laws) (See the section on Financial Markets, Market Abuse and Money Laundering in Investing in South Africa for information), the national payments system, credit and consumer law, medical schemes, collective investment schemes and exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, money laundering and anti-corruption law; and commercial litigation as it pertains to these fields of expertise.
The team is dedicated to providing a full array of legal services relating to the financial services industry by combining their detailed knowledge with their commercial experience.
The financial regulatory team also has significant litigation experience and has represented several major financial institutions in a number of high profile matters requiring specialist knowledge in the financial services and insurance spheres.
For more information please see the section on "Banking Regulation and Supervision in South Africa" in Investing in South Africa.