Batsho is a banking and finance lawyer, dually qualified in England & Wales and Botswana with a primary focus on asset based lending, structured trade & commodities finance, receivables & supply chain finance and general corporate lending.
Batsho has worked as an Attorney in Botswana up to Partner level handling various transactions (corporate, finance and property) and general litigation. Prior to joining AG, Batsho worked for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in Botswana, South Africa and the UK holding various roles including as Business Planning Manager to Group General Counsel (Chief of Staff) and Senior Legal Counsel Global Banking advising on trade and commodities finance, corporate lending transactions and gaining extensive product knowledge on trade finance.
Deal experience include:
Acting as borrower counsel to an asset based lending financier on a £45million refinancing facility in relation to a back to back receivables facility with inventory facility and plant and machinery facility limits;
Advising a UK merchant bank to negotiate and close a £35million receivables discounting facility to a borrower;
Acting as English counsel to a US corporate borrower on a US$400million facility (with sustainability linked loan element) to refinance existing loan finance and notes and for general corporate expenditure;
Advising and drafting an Advance Payment Agreement for a major British sugar producer with UK farmers /growers to facilitate the cultivation and growing of sugar beets;
Syndication review for and advising a lender on aspects of a syndicated borrowing base facility;
Advising and negotiating for various banks: master LC issuance agreements, master LC confirmation and discounting agreement, master forfaiting agreement, Bank guarantee and Standby LC agreements, master FI trade loan agreement and trade finance platform agreements;
Advising an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) on a risk sharing agreement with World Bank /IFC to support eligible OEM Health Care SME Facilities in seven (7) African countries;
Providing trade finance transaction advise to a global clearing bank's sub-participation to a USD350million supply chain finance, involving the drawing, electronic acceptance and discounting of bills of exchange between two major U.S. listed corporates and potential future participation to a USD8billion basket of receivables;
Acting for Santander UK Plc and UK Export Finance (UKEF) in respect of a £16.5 million export finance growth funding to DEA Aviation Limited (DEA), a specialist in aerial data acquisition services to the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, search & rescue and aerial mapping sector; and
negotiating various standalone export credit guarantees and umbrella credit insurance policies to cover receivables purchase and supply chain programs.
- MA Politics and International Relations - University of Botswana 2013
- LLM International Financial Law - King's College London 2010 (Chevening Scholar)
- Bachelor of Laws - University of Botswana 2005
- Basic French
- Professional Memberships
- Law Society England & Wales
- Law Society of Botswana