• Stellenbosch University, Bachelors of Accounting (2009)
  • Stellenbosch University, Bachelors of Law (2009)
  • Harvard Law School, LLM (2013)


  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • South Africa

Alvino S. Van Schalkwyk


Alvino S. van Schalkwyk is a counsel in the firm’s London office, and a member of the Financial Services group. He has extensive experience representing major investment banks, private equity funds, and corporates in connection with the structuring of derivatives products and related transactions involving derivatives and other financial instruments.

His practice includes advising clients with respect to the following:

  • Fixed income and foreign exchange
  • Derivatives forming an integral part of a leveraged finance, high-yield bond issuance, project or infrastructure transaction
  • Holdco and private equity level derivatives transactions
  • Repurchase transactions
  • Securities lending
  • Standalone ISDA negotiations
  • Prime broker documentation

Alvino regularly represents clients in the European and U.S. markets and has been on secondment with two major financial institutions.


Alvino has authored highly regarded thought leadership on the upcoming LIBOR cessation and the issues facing the derivatives market in this respect.  In addition, Alvino is an active participant within International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and is on-top of the latest ISDA documentation and developments.


Admitted to practice:  Solicitor, England and Wales; Attorney in South Africa.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted a major financial institution in the review of hedge counterparty’s terms in Intercreditor Agreements and Facilities Agreements and prepared and negotiated loan-linked ISDA master agreements.
  • Advised major investment bank in its capacity as hedge coordinator on two finance packages worth approximately EUR 1 billion relating to the construction and maintenance of 15 stations on the Barcelona Metro.
  • Advised a major investment bank in connection with a complex deal contingent transaction in relating to a take private transaction of a consortium of private equity funds’ £1.4 billion recommended cash offer for a major PLC.
  • Advised a major investment bank in its capacity as mandated hedge provider in relation to the financing aspects of a £4.2 billion acquisition.  The deal was one of the largest European private equity buyouts since the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Advised a major financial institution with respect to its LIBOR remediation process as a result of the discountenance of LIBOR.
  • Assisted various financial institutions and corporate clients in negotiating ISDA Master Agreements and swap transactions.
  • Advised a U.S. investment firm in the launch of its ca. $1.2 billion fund with respect derivatives documentation.

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