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Karen Couzyn
Karen Couzyn
Position: Partner
 
Practice: Banking and Finance
 
Office: Johannesburg
 
Telephone: +27 11 530 5213
 
Email: karen.couzyn@webberwentzel.com
 

Karen Couzyn is a partner in the Banking and Finance Practice at Webber Wentzel.

She advises on all aspects of specialised finance transactions, particularly securitisation and other debt capital market transactions (including stand-alone debt issues, debt programmes, multi-seller conduits and re-packagings, both public and private) and advises on acquisition finance transactions.

Her expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Chambers Global, Legal 500 (Banking & Finance), IFLR1000, Who's Who Legal (Capital Markets - Debt & Equity and Structured Finance) and Best Lawyers (Finance, Banking, Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation).

Karen has B.Com and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and has been practising law for over 20 years.

Areas of expertise
  • Specialised finance transactions
  • Securitisations (domestic and cross border)
  • Other debt capital market transactions (including stand-alone debt issues, debt programmes, multi-seller conduits and re-packagings, both public and private)
  • General banking finance, including acquisition finance
  • Corporate and commercial law

 

Highlights

Named by:

  • Chambers Global 2010 - 2016 as a ranked lawyer (Banking & Finance, Capital Markets: Debt)
  • Legal 500 2012 - 2017  as a legal expert (Banking and Finance)
  • IFLR1000 2010 - 2017 as a leading lawyer (Capital Markets, Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Structured finance and securitisation)
  • Who's Who Legal 2015 as a listed lawyer (Capital Markets - Debt & Equity)
  • Best Lawyers 2008 - 2017 (Capital Markets Law, Finance Law)
  • Best Lawyers 2008 - 2016 (Capital Markets Law, Finance Law).
  • Chambers Global 2012 - 2015 as a ranked lawyer (Capital Markets: Debt).
  • Chambers Global 2010 - 2011 as a ranked lawyer (Banking & Finance).
  • IFLR1000 2010-2012 & 2014 - 2015 as a leading lawyer (Capital Markets).
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2014 - 2015 as a recommended lawyer (Banking & Finance).
  • Legal 500 2012 - 2013 as a legal expert (Banking & Finance).
  • Who's Who Legal 2010; 2013 & 2015 as a listed lawyer (Capital Markets - Debt & Equity).