Laurie Hammond

Laurie Hammond


Email [email protected]​

Phone +27 11 052 6110

Fax +27 86 688 1730


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Interviewees describe Laurie Hammond as ‘really solution-oriented’ and ‘very pleasant and approachable’. She frequently oversees multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Chambers Global

Laurie Hammond focuses on cross-border transactions in Africa.

She has a broad range of experience advising clients across the commodity value chain, acting for lenders and borrowers in a variety of sectors from mining, energy and natural resources to logistics and infrastructure.

Laurie has worked in the London and South African markets and is both an admitted solicitor and an attorney.

Awards and recognitions


Banking & Finance (South Africa), Up and Coming
Chambers Global


Banking & Finance (South Africa)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


BSocSc (Economics), University of Cape Town

LLB (Dean’s Merit List), University of Cape Town

Legal Practice Course (Distinction), BPP University Law School

Court admissions

South Africa

England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising the African Development Bank, Credit Suisse AG, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited as arrangers on a US$600m syndicated receivables-backed term loan with Ghana Cocoa Board.

Advising Barak Fund SPC Limited on term and mezzanine financing for Genser Energy for the expansion of existing power plants and the construction of over 170km of natural gas pipelines in Ghana. 

Advising Nedbank Limited on a ZAR1,85bn deal with Puma Energy across South Africa and Namibia; named as Local Currency Loan Deal of the Year for the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa conference in 2020.

Advising a South African bank in relation to their first cross-border property finance transaction in Africa for the construction of industrial and commercial facilities in Kenya.

Advising an international bank in relation to a secured revolving loan facility involving 10 African jurisdictions.

Advised a debt fund on a secured structured trade finance facility in Ghana involving perishable commodities.

Advised a South African bank on a secured receivables finance facility for soft commodities.

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