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Lamis is a Director in the Finance practice, based in Johannesburg.

Lamis is a transactional finance lawyer with a background in corporate and commercial law. Lamis focusses on local and cross-border finance transactions in emerging markets and advises both borrowers and lenders in a variety of sectors from mining, energy and natural resources to logistics and infrastructure.

Her experience includes advising on structured trade financings, such as pre-export finance facilities, receivables finance and borrowing base facilities. She also has experience advising on real estate finance matters.


Lamis was educated at the University of Cape Town.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • The African Development Bank, Credit Suisse AG and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited on a US$ 600 million syndicated receivables-backed term loan to Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD)*
  • IFC in relation to a US$ 194 million financing of Airtel Africa subsidiaries in Kenya, Chad, DRC, Niger, Republic of Congo, Madagascar and Zambia
  • Bboxx Ltd in relation to the restructuring of its subsidiary’s debt facilities
  • The Standard Bank of South Africa in relation to a due diligence preceding a proposed financing of a company in the public transport industry
  • ABSA Bank Limited and Investec Bank Limited on a US$ 100 million credit facility to a private equity fund