Talented young lawyers boost Norton Rose South Africa’s legal edge

13 October 2011 Norton Rose South Africa
Alishka Singh

Alishka Singh

Jessica Camfield

Jessica Camfield

Tinyiko Ribisi

Tinyiko Ribisi

International legal practice, Norton Rose South Africa announces the appointment of three new associates to bolster an expanding practice.

Tinyiko Ribisi has joined the Commercial Litigation department and is based in our Cape Town office. She brings extensive banking and finance experience having worked in the project finance department of another South African law firm and thereafter in the legal documentation department of Absa Capital as Legal Documentation Manager in Primary Markets.

Tinyiko’s impressive resumé includes having worked at Eversheds LLP in their Copenhagen office and she was instrumental in forming their data protection team, which provided advice on complex European Union data protection issues to clients listed on the New York and London Stock Exchanges, amongst others. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and is fluent in both English and Danish.

Alishka Singh has joined the banking and finance team in Johannesburg. Prior to joining Norton Rose South Africa, Alishka worked as a senior associate in the corporate law department of Bowman Gilfillan.

Her experience in banking and finance law includes assisting in advising major international and domestic banks in regard to high value lending transactions. She has also provided advice to borrowers in a range of banking transactions. Alishka has also had significant exposure to mergers and acquisitions transactions and has drafted and commented on a variety of agreements such as asset purchase agreements, share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements and a range of other commercial agreements.

Jessica Camfield is the latest addition to the Norton Rose Africa Legal department. She trained with Allen & Overy LLP in London for two years and qualified there, working as an associate in their Derivatives and Structured Finance team. She then spent nine months on secondment to Bank of America Merrill Lynch working in their credit and repackaging in-house legal team.

Jessica’s experience includes working on a broad range of capital markets transactions with a focus on structured finance deals, including cash and synthetic collateral debt obligations and the establishment of repackaging platforms for major global banks.

Rob Otty, Managing Director at Norton Rose commented:

“I am delighted that Tinyiko, Jessica and Alishka have chosen to further their careers with our practice. Their experience and expertise will reinforce our national teams, as well as our ability to service clients in very important commercial markets."

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