Philip Webster

Philip is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and currently practices in South Africa and Eswatini, after having spent long assignments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar and Uganda. He has practiced as a trade  finance, project finance and general  corporate lawyer,  within the corporate and trade  finance departments of leading ‘blue chip’ legal firms such as Norton Rose (London-England) (now Norton Rose Fulbright), White & Case (USA),  LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (USA) (*later Dewey & Leboeuf before ceasing to operate),  Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (Canada) , Asafo & Co. (Paris-France)/(Sandton-South Africa) and in  legal departments as In-House Counsel to leading banks such as  Natwest Securities Limited (London-England) and Société Générale S.A., and  Société Générale Energie S.A.  (Paris- France). 

Advice provided over the years to banks and commercial institutions in trade finance and project finance. Such institutions include the following: Chinese banks and state-owned institutions; NatWest Securities Limited; Société Générale S.A.; Société Générale Energie S.A.  (Paris- France), the Development Bank of Southern Africa Limited (DBSA); BNP; Barclays; ABSA Bank Limited; Investec; Nova Capital Partners; Deutsche Bank; HSBC Investment Services (Africa) (Proprietary) Limited; HSBC Equator Bank; JP Morgan; Morgan Grenfell; the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited; Standard Chartered Bank Zambia PLC; the IFC; and the World Bank, notably the privatisation unit responsible for Africa and the Indian Ocean. 

Various articles published in respected legal journals. 

Practice Areas

Banking & Finance Corporate