Bridget King

Bridget King
1 Protea Place
Cnr of Fredman Drive and Protea Place
South Africa
+27 11 562 1027
+27 11 562 1029


Who's Who Legal Capital Markets: Structured Finance

Bridget King joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a director in 2015.

Bridget’s areas of expertise include financial services and markets regulation, banking regulation, the exchange control regime and over the counter and listed derivatives. She is local South African counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). Her clients include major financial institutions (including foreign banks and financial services providers) who require advice and assistance with margin and clearing requirements under the new Financial Markets Act. She also assists foreign clients to establish (or de-register) a presence in South Africa under the Banks Act, and/or obtain Financial Services Board registration in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act and/or Banks Act. She advises fintech companies on fractional share rights trading, derivatives, CFDs, mobile money and non-bank lending.

Bridget advises on derivatives, repos and stock lending and acts as local South African counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and assists the global markets teams at Nedbank, Absa Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Limited, Citibank, JPMorgan and other clients in respect of the enforceability of the ISDA master agreement and collateral arrangements in terms of the credit support documents under South African law. Bridget assists corporate and banking clients with the negotiation and execution of GMSLAs, GMRAs and ISDA master agreements, schedules and credit support documents.

Bridget authored the South African trends and developments chapter of the Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide to Fintech Law (2018). She is recommended in Chambers Global (band 2 for banking and finance: regulatory; 2017–2018) and The Legal 500 EMEA (2017–2018).

WWL says: Bridget King is a highly regarded attorney in the field whom sources describe as "excellent on the regulatory side of capital markets".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets which can be purchased from our Shop.

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