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Ian Petherbridge

Ian Petherbridge


Ian is a Consultant at Thomson Wilks Attorneys, having practiced at one of the top three international law firms in South Africa where he headed up the Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions department of their Durban office. Ian has been practicing as an admitted attorney of the High Court of Namibia, for 12 years. Ian is well versed with the legal landscape of Namibia.

Ian specialises in matters pertaining to financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities and technology and innovation and also advises on Namibian law matters.  He has extensive experience in the corporate and investment banking business in Namibia and South Africa. The latter includes advising on corporate banking matters, transactional banking, investment banking, debt capital markets, financial institutions, investor services, global markets and cross-jurisdictional finance.

He is well versed with LMA styled finance documents, security documentation and incidental documentation in respect thereof


His areas of practice are:

  • Banking and finance
  • Property finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • Investment funds
  • Corporate, M&A and securities
  • Real estate
  • Private equity
  • Cross-border finance
  • Environmental and sustainability
  • Banks
  • Communications, media and technology
  • Mining
  • Intellectual property
  • Regulation and investigations
  • Logistics
  • Transport



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5 Nollsworth Crescent

Nollsworth Park

La Lucia Office Estate

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


Telephone : + 27 (0) 31 566-6140

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