Keith is a cross-border lawyer specialising in banking, regulatory and capital markets across Africa.
He was previously the head of the commodities practice at an international law firm. He has advised extensively on banking; regulatory and capital markets matters across the African continent for many years.
Keith is a dual qualified lawyer in England and Tanzania and has extensive experience advising a variety of clients in private practice and in house (including development finance institutions - World Bank, Afrexim, AfDB, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Agricole CIB).
Keith has extensive experience advising on the establishment and operation of a range of businesses across the African continent. In doing so, he has engaged with a wide range of intermediaries and senior policy makers (particularly securities regulators and Central Banks) across the length and breadth of the African continent.
He advises on perimeter issues, compliance with regulatory rules in African markets, banking, investment management, derivatives, brokerage, custody and outsourcing arrangements, and has experience drafting legislation for African governments.
Prior to joining CMS South Africa, he headed the Legal Department of the first pan African network of spot and derivative exchanges, clearing houses and depository platforms working closely with Afrexim and AfDB.