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Leonard Katz

Leonard Katz



  • Insolvency, Business Rescue and Debt Recovery
  • constitutional
  • insolvency, restructuring and business rescue

WSG Practice Industries


South Africa


Leonard Katz is an Executive and head of ENSafrica’s Insolvency, Restructuring and Business Rescue department. He specialises in recoveries for institutional and corporate clients and advises on debt restructuring and business recovery, debt recovery and the enforcement of securities, as well as conducting audits of clients' securities.

Leonard has acted for banks and bank consortiums and has represented liquidators and corporate clients in forensic investigations and formal inquiries convened in terms of both the South African Companies Act, 2008 and the Insolvency Act, 1936.

His experience includes a range of insolvency-related court proceedings such as urgent applications for the perfection of securities, liquidations and sequestrations, as well as applications on behalf of liquidators for leave to borrow funds, institute proceedings and sell assets.

Leonard has assisted with large corporate collapses, and has extensive experience in cross-border work, having litigated in a number of jurisdictions.


  • BProc (University of Cape Town)
  • LLB (University of Cape Town)
  • Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa (with right of appearance)
Areas of Practice

constitutional | insolvency, restructuring and business rescue | Insolvency, Business Rescue and Debt Recovery

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Leonard is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:

  • Chambers Global Guide 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 “Eminent Practitioner” Restructuring/Insolvency (South Africa) 
  • Best Lawyers® 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 – Insolvency and Reorganisation; 2017 – Insolvency and Reorganisation Lawyer of the Year; 2016 – Insolvency and Reorganisation (South Africa)

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