FNB – First National Bank

FNB is our exclusively recommended Fiduciary Law firm in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact FNB directly using the contact details listed above.

FNB is the oldest bank in South Africa, and can be traced back to the Eastern Province Bank formed in Grahamstown in 1838. Today, FNB trades as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited. When looking at FNB’s history, two things in particular stand out. The first is a story of survival – different circumstances in South Africa have posed many great challenges in our history, all of which FNB has successfully met. This track record provides a strong foundation for our future challenges. The second is a story of people – our history has always been firmly influenced by the needs of the people we serve.

The Acacia tree in our brand logo is a suitable representation of our history. Our roots run deep in South Africa, and we have grown thanks to our commitment to serving the needs of our clients and communities.

A landmark development in FNB’s history took place in 1998 when the financial services interests of Rand Merchant Bank Holdings and Anglo American were merged to form FirstRand Limited. In the process, FNB was delisted from the JSE on 22 May 1998 to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of FirstRand, which was listed on the JSE on 25 May 1998. On 30 June 1999, the banking interests of FirstRand formally merged into a single entity to form FirstRand Bank. FNB, WesBank and RMB now trade as divisions of FirstRand Bank.

Daniela Irigoyen

Daniela Irigoyen is our exclusively recommended Fiduciary Law expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Daniela directly using the contact details listed above.

Daniela is a founding partner of Lexvalor Abogados since the firm was established in 2005, after having worked for important law firms and fund and trust fund administrators.

She directs the Fiduciary Law Area backed by her significant experience in providing legal and risks advice directed to the structuring and managing of diverse nature of fiduciary businesses. She currently provides Legal Advice on fiduciary business, investment funds, project development, risks, legal procedures, among others, to the country’s leading and largest fund and trust fund administration firm. She has participated in various Latin-American seminars and conventions on the matter of trust funds.

Daniela has vast experience in real estate and infrastructure project structuring, as well as in productive, commercial, constructive and other projects, both at the schematic plans level (either jointly with partnerships, trust funds, associations or other mechanisms) and in the development and interaction unfolded vis-à-vis third parties. Her experience includes advisory services on financial topics and contracts with banking institutions, multilateral organisations, among others.

Additionally, Daniela Irigoyen has significant experience in negotiation and conflict resolution, having managed difficult cases requiring mediation and arbitration procedures, especially in commercial, mercantile, contractual, fiduciary, and other issues. She also handles judiciary, civil, administrative, and contentious processes, and is a member of the Litigation and Conflict Resolution Area.

Firm Overview:

LEXVALOR Abogados has built a reputation for excellence based on outstanding results that are in line with our clients’ expectations, delivering services from our offices in Quito and Guayaquil, and through a wide network of correspondents throughout the country and the world.

Our knowledge and experience in legal and business matters enables us to advise our clients proactively to minimising their risks and to provide viable solutions to their problems.

We are diligent in our practice, creative in our solutions, and steadfast in our profession. We are dedicated to representing the best interests of our clients.