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Lamis Adam

Lamis Adam

Senior Associate

Lamis is a Senior Associate 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 and borrowing base facilities. She also has experience advising on real estate finance matters.

Lamis's experience includes advising:

  • Standard Chartered Bank on a syndicated secured commodity financing across Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Singapore, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
  •  the African Development Bank, Credit Suisse AG and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited on a US$600 million syndicated loan to Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD)
  • IBM in relation to the corporate aspects of the spin-off of its managed infrastructure services business in South Africa
  • Nedbank Limited on a ZAR1,85 billion deal with Puma Energy, which was named as Local Currency Loan Deal of the Year for the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa conference in March 2020
  • Nedbank Limited in relation to the refurbishment of a hotel located in Casablanca


Lamis was educated at the University of Cape Town.

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