Company Profile


Thipa Attorneys Incorporated is a specialised funds and financial services law firm. Our clients have come to trust that they can lean on us for strategic and innovative solutions. We have a team built on a proven track record and a combined skills base that thrives on a strong entrepreneurial spirit.



  1. Acquisition Finance, Structured Finance, Vanilla Finance and Project Finance
  2. Venture Capital and Mezzanine Finance
  3. Quazi-equity Finance (including Preference Shares and commodities trading) and other risk capital investments
  4. Security Package
  5. Mergers & Acquisitions
  6. Corporate Restructuring and Re-Organisations
  7. Black Economic Empowerment
  8. Joint Ventures (incorporated and unincorporated)
  9. Corporate Un-bundling
  10. Private Equity
  11. General corporate and commercial matters


hedge funds and private equity funds

  1. Establishment of hedge fund and private equity funds
  2. Restructuring and advice on hedge fund regulations and private equity funds and how they affect fund managers
  3. Restructuring funds, taking into account the new regulations
  4. Assisting our clients with Category and II and IIA licence applications
  5. Furnishing opinions on the financial services laws and regulations applicable to fund managers, including but not limited to: the FAIS Act, the CISCA and the Financial Markets Act
  6. Drafting of agreements between local and offshore managers, such as sub-advisory agreements
  7. Tax advice on South African and cross-border tax implications, including Place of Effective Management (POEM) and Double Tax Treaty considerations



  1. Pension fund compliance audits
  2. Drafting of rules and agreements
  3. Legal advice and opinion work
  4. Furnishing opinion on various pension fund related maters
  5. Section 37C disposition of benefits legal advice
  6. Disability benefit law
  7. Surplus apportionment schemes
  8. Dispute resolutions and adjudicator complaints
  9. Legal advice on policy and technical issues
  10. Legal updates and trustee training
  11. Pension fund liquidations
  12. Governance structures


Treasury documents & Capital Markets

  1. International Swaps and Derivatives Association and Credit Support Annexure documentation
  2. Securities lending negotiation
  3. Domestic Medium Term programmes and Credit Linked note Programmes
  4. Central Securities Depository Rules and compliance



  1. Regulatory advice including the Insurance Acts, Binder Regulations, Solvency II compliance and Treat Your Customers Fairly
  2. Loss adjusting and claims management
  3. Reinsurance agreements
  4. Financial Services Amendment Bill
  5. Corporate governance advice in terms of SAM Pillar II, the Companies Act and King III



Our firm has been involved in the following:

  1. Pensions Law
  2. Regulatory Law
  3. Insurance Law
  4. Financial Services Law


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