Siphile Buthelezi

Siphile is a Senior Partner and the Chief Legal Officer of Milost Global Africa (Pty) Ltd, he is an expert and leader who helps the firm minimize its legal risks by advising the firm's other officers and board members, investee and portfolio companies on any major legal and regulatory issues the firm, its investee and portfolio companies confront in Africa, such as litigation risks. He is a member of the executive leadership committee and oversees the firm's in-house attorneys in Africa. He is also Managing Director and Head of Corporate/Commercial at Buthelezi Vilakazi Inc, the Non Executive Director of South African Airways (SAA), the Chairperson of the Board of South African Airways Technical (SAAT), the Co-Founder of RadioVybe, the Founding Member and Secretary General of the Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF), the Chairperson of the Board of Ekupholeni Mental Health and Trauma Centre.

Siphile attained his LLB degree (with distinctions) from the University of KwaZulu Natal. .

Siphile was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2009. Before the establishment of Buthelezi Vilakazi, Siphile practiced at Bowman Gilfillan, where he practiced in Banking & Finance, Corporate/Commercial, Construction and Engineering and Private Equity. .

Siphile spent a year in New York City. During his tenure in New York, he spent six months at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Law Firm), where he worked in their Credit and Capital Markets (Banking & Finance) Departments. Davis Polk then seconded him to Morgan Stanley (Investment Bank) for another six months, before returning to South Africa in 2011 to rejoin Bowman Gilfillan. He specialises on a broad range of Banking and Finance Transactions, Secured Lending, Syndication, Project Finance, Acquisition Finance, Leveraged Finance, Structured Finance, Property Finance, Minerals and Resource Finance, High Yield Bond Transactions, Private Equity, Construction and Engineering and Corporate/Commercial Matters. In addition, Siphile’s experience includes the establishing of banks in South Africa. Siphile also has a solid Commercial Litigation experience. .

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