Wildu du Plessis

Baker & McKenzie


Wildu du Plessis is a partner and head of Baker McKenzie's Banking & Finance Practice Group in Johannesburg. He also acts as the office's Africa Head.

Mr. du Plessis is regularly ranked as one of South Africa's leading banking and finance and capital markets lawyers and is recognized by Chambers Global 2016 and the Legal 500 2016.

Practice Focus

Mr. du Plessis represents and advises leading domestic and international financial institutions, private equity groups and corporates in connection with a wide range of financing transactions, acquisitions, restructurings, regulatory and general finance matters. He has advised on many of the most high profile first-to-market transactions in South Africa including: the first synthetic securitization; the first asset backed conduit to be established; the first overnight call bond fund to be set up and the first high yield debt to be issued by a South African issuer. Mr. du Plessis also has extensive experience in project finance and has advised on both debt and equity capital market transactions across Africa.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces - Member


  • South Africa (1993)


  • Rand Afrikaans University (Higher Diploma Tax Law) (1995)
  • University of Pretoria (LL.B. cum laude) (1992)
  • University of Pretoria (Bachelor of Civil Law cum laude) (1990)


  • Afrikaans
  • English