Francisco Khoza

Francisco Khoza

Head of Banking and Finance Johannesburg, South Africa
T: +27 11 669 9308
M: +27 76 515 1253
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Francisco Khoza is the head of our Banking and Finance Department.

Francisco specialises in banking regulation, financial services, securities, insurance and investment funds law. Francisco’s expertise extends to custodial arrangements, investment products issued under insurance legislation, and the financial markets, banking regulatory, and insurance aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He also has experience in the establishment and registration of financial services providers, of banks with the SARB, and of brokers with the JSE Ltd.

He has a BA from the University of Swaziland, LLB and LLM degrees from Rhodes University and a Certificate in the Law of Banking and Financial Markets from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Relevant Experience

Francisco has experience in advising on:

  • establishing and registration of banks (including branches and Rep Offices of banks) with the South African Reserve Bank.
  • establishing and registration of insurers; and regulatory aspects of insurance M&A.
  • forming and operating various types of investment funds (such as collective investment schemes, hedge funds, private equity funds etc.).
  • establishing and registration of brokers with the JSE Limited.
  • regulatory aspects of various financial products (e.g. structured notes, derivatives) listed and unlisted into South Africa.

Francisco regularly advises:

  • the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited
  • PIMCO Europe Limited
  • Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
  • BNP Paribas
  • Southeastern Asset Management Inc.
  • IG Markets Limited
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Old Mutual
  • Nedbank
  • RisCura
  • Absa


  • Francisco is ranked as a recommended investment funds lawyer by Legal 500 in both 2016 and 2017.

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