Webber Wentzel strengthens its Funds Practice

Webber Wentzel re-appoints Michael Denenga, one of South Africa's leading experts in finance and investment funds. Denenga joins as equity partner in the firm's funds practice from April 2018.

Recognised by a number of international ratings agencies, including Chambers Global, Best Lawyers and IFLR1000, Denenga joins Webber Wentzel from Dentons where he served as chairman of their Africa banking group and head of their South Africa banking practice.

Denenga has structured private equity funds and hedge funds in South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius, Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and Guernsey. He advised on the new hedge fund regulations and licensing in terms of Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act and Collective Investment Schemes Control Act.

His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Commerce (Law and Economics) and an LLB from Rhodes University.

"Michael, a former alumnus of the firm, is an experienced finance and investment funds lawyer and his skills will complement our team of leading funds experts.” says Christo Els, senior partner at Webber Wentzel.

This follows other recent key appointments by Webber Wentzel of Mark Kyle to banking & finance; Craig Miller to tax; and Kim Rew and Kathryn Gawith to dispute resolution.​