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Pierre Swart, Partner

Pierre Swart

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


Pierre Swart is a partner in Fasken’s Banking and Finance practice. 

Pierre specialises in the complete spectrum of DCM and global finance activities, advising on DCM products, structured, trade and commodity finance as well as the establishment of market infrastructures. He was the lead partner in establishing the first bond programme for a Chinese issuer in South Africa.

Pierre’s experience extends to all areas of debt and equity funding, including bilateral and syndicated loans, taking security, preference shares, corporate bonds and asset backed financing. He also has extensive experience of debt work outs and corporate restructurings, traditional and synthetic securitisation structures, invoice discounting and debt factoring, leverage and acquisition finance, property and real estate funding, financial regulatory as well as structured trade and commodity finance work.


  • Chambers and Partners, Chambers & Partners 2021 to 2023
  • IFLR1000, IFLR 1000 2022

Client Work

Career & Education


  • Higher Diploma, Tax Law Rand Afrikaans University
  • LLM, Corporate Law University of South Africa
  • LLB University of Port Elizabeth
  • B Comm, Law University of Port Elizabeth

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa
  • Member South African Securitisation Forum

Speaking Engagements

Panellist Alliance Advisors and The Cape Town Stock Exchange's ESG Webinar Series: Part 2 Social


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