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Anthony Colegrave



Colegrave Anthony
Anthony Colegrave



Anthony is a banking and finance counsel based in our Johannesburg office. He specializes in South African financial regulatory work including exchange control as well as derivatives and securities lending. He mainly advises banks, investment managers and financial institutions. He assists his clients with written opinions, advising on financial regulation in the capital markets space, drafting exchange control applications to the South African Reserve Bank, advising on payment services, money remittance and e-money in South Africa and advising on and negotiating derivative and securities lending transactions and African cross-border regulatory advice.

Anthony has recently returned from an 18 month secondment to the London office where he spent 6 months in the regulatory practice and a year in the derivatives and structured finance practice. Anthony is in the process of completing his conversion exams to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Ranked Band 2 for Banking and Finance: Regulatory in South Africa (Chambers Global 2018)

Sources say: "Anthony Colegrave is a 'go-to' adviser for any derivatives trades" (Legal500 2018)

Ranked as a "Next Generation Lawyer" (Legal500 2018)

Ranked as a notable practitioner (South Africa – Banking & Finance: Regulatory) (Chambers Global 2017)

Ranked as an Expert based abroad in the UK(Chambers Global 2017)

Sources says: "He's incredibly efficient, a very nice guy and good to deal with." (Chambers Global 2017)

Sources says: "Anthony Colegrave is excellent on ISDAs and derivatives transactions." (Legal500 - South Africa 2017)

Ranked as an expert in ISDA and derivatives transactions (Legal 500 2016)

News & insights

Key regulatory topics

Publications: 17 FEBRUARY 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 07 February - 13 February 2020

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.

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Publications: 17 FEBRUARY 2020

U.S. Treasury implements Final FIRRMA Regulations

This week, new regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) went into effect to finalize and comprehensively implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA). These newly-amended regulations (the Final FIRRMA Regulations) both broaden the jurisdictional scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and institute key exceptions scaling CFIUS’s authority over certain foreign investments.

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Publications: 14 FEBRUARY 2020

Understanding sovereign debt – options and opportunities for Africa

A practical Guide for public debt managers and others involved in public financial management in Africa.

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A&O assists fintech Nivaura to develop bond issuance technology

News: 13 FEBRUARY 2020

A&O assists fintech Nivaura to develop bond issuance technology

Allen & Overy has provided legal expertise and knowledge to fintech company Nivaura, to help in the development of their new automation technology, Aurora. 

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Admitted as Solicitor in England and Wales, 2019

Admitted as Attorney, South Africa, 2006


LLB, Rhodes University, 2004

BA, Rhodes University, 2002


Published work

  • Anthony Colegrave, 2018 "Banking Regulation in South Africa: Overview", Article in the Banking Regulation Global Guide 2018, London: Thomson Reuters