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Craig Whitley, Partner

Craig Whitley

Partner Fasken
Language(s) English, Afrikaans
Office(s) Johannesburg


Craig Whitley is a partner in Fasken’s Banking & Finance Practice based in Johannesburg. Craig acts for both local and international banks, as well as borrowers and sponsors, with regard to their funding structures, in particular leverage finance, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate and development finance, commodities finance, preference share funding and security structuring.

With more than 20 years of experience he has been involved in a wide range of projects in various sectors including infrastructure and power which includes extensive experience acting for both sponsors and lenders under the Department of Energy’s renewable energy IPP programme, as well as in the real estate, mining and metals sectors.

Craig regularly drafts and negotiates on behalf of lenders and borrowers (both under LMA and otherwise) across a wide range of cross-border financing transactions.

Craig is recognised in Chambers Global for his Banking & Finance experience. Sources say “he is really somebody I would always go to. He has a broad range of experience across banking and finance and is really helpful" and “Craig provides a high quality service and is well aware of the local law requirements and specialist input required for an international project financing”.


  • Recognised within the field of Banking & Finance, Chambers & Partners 2014 to 2022
  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers 2022
  • Recognised as highly regarded in Banking, Energy & Infrastructure and Project Finance, IFLR 1000 2014 to 2021
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Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB University of the Witwatersrand
  • BSc University of the Witwatersrand

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Admitted as a Conveyancer
  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa


Speaking Engagements

Panelist Intercompany financing facing new challenges EY Conference


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