Our Projects and Infrastructure practice

provides clients with commercially astute risk assessments of their projects and proposes effective solutions that maximise project value and mitigate risk exposure.

Groundbreaking Matters

"They know what works and what doesn't. It is great to work with them. They are very generous with their advice and their time."

Chambers Global 2016

"They are rather unique in the depth of expertise they have. I can't think who has done more deals than them."

Chambers Global 2016

Our expertise has grown in tandem with the needfor infrastructure improvements in Africa and the heightened global focus on the continent as an investment destination. Our services include:

  • Project financing.
  • Procurement.
  • Public-private partnerships.
  • Drafting and negotiating contractual documents.
  • Construction and engineering.
  • Oil and gas.
  • Energy.
  • Advised Standard Bank/ Nedbank/ ABSA/ Investec/ IDC/ DBSA on the financing of the 100MW Ilangalethu 1 CSP project under the South African Renewable Energy IndependentPower Producer Procurement Programme ("REIPPP")

  • Advising developers on all legal aspects across the full project chain relating to the financing, construction, commissioning and operation of CSP, PV, Wind, Hydro and Biomass power plants under REIPPP.

  • Advising one of the designated offtakers on the structuring, construction, operation and maintenance of the Mphanda Nkuwa 1 500MW Hydropower Plant, located on the Zambezi River in Mozambique.

  • Appointed to represent the developer Southern Energy on thestructuring,financing ,construction, fuelling ,operation and energy offtake arrangements in respect of a proposed fossil fired plant in Zimbabwe.

  • Appointed by Eskom to advise it on the STE /CESUL project in Mozambique.

  • Appointed by Eskom to advise in respect of the Inga 3 project (DRC).

  • Appointed by the developer of the cross border Orange River Hydro Electric Plant on the Orange River and the conclusion of a power purchase agreement with Nampower.

  • Appointed to act for Eskom on the proposed coal base load and co-generation programmes to be undertaken by the DOE.

  • Acting for BioTherm in respect of its power purchase agreement to be concluded in Senegal.

  • Acting for Kenya Light &Power in respect of its proposed geo-thermal projects.

  • Appointed to act for the lenders in respect of proposed cross-border SA / Swaziland coal base load to be submitted to DOE under the proposed base load programme.

  • Advising Eskom Holdings SOC Limited as they are seeking to standardise its processes and agreements for the supply of electricity and the connection of customers to the grid. Eskom licensed to undertake distribution and transmission services and to buy and sell electricity.

Infrastructure and Public Private Partnerships

  • Advising the Mauritius Road Development Authority in respect of the design, build, finance operation and maintenance of various roadways and a tunnel through a PPP model as part of the Mauritius Road Decongestion Programme.

  • Advising the Kenya Urban Roads Authority in respect of the design, build, finance and operation of a second Nyali Bridge through a PPP model.
    The second Nyali Brigde will connect the Mombasa Island with the North mainland to ease congestion on the existing Nyali Bridge.

  • Advising the National Department of Transport regarding a feasibility study into various transport solutions for the Moloto Transport Corridor. The preferred solution is a rail and bus solution, part of which will be implemented through a PPP procurement model.

  • Advising Ernst & Young in a matter where the Minister of Finance listed the National Skills Fund (NSF) as a Schedule 3A entity with effect from 1 April 2012. The NSF falls under the responsibility of the Department of Higher Education and Training.

  • Advising the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the South African National Treasury, the National Department of Health and the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health in respect of the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of a new Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital through a PPP model.

  • Advising the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the South African National Treasury, the National Department of Health and the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Health in respect of the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of a new Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital through a PPP model.

  • Advising the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the South African National Treasury, the National Department of health and the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Department of Health in respect of the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of a new King Edward VIII Hospital PPP through a PPP model.

  • Advised the design and construction subcontractor, being the unincorporated joint venture between Aveng Grinaker-LTA and Keren Kula on the Public Private Partnership for the design, build, finance and operation of a New Head Office for the Department of Environmental Affairs.

  • Advising the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform regarding the procurement of a private party to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new serviced working environment for the Department through a PPP model
  • Advised Standard Bank/ Nedbank/ ABSA/ Investec/ IDC/ DBSA on the financing of the 100MW Ilangalethu 1 CSP project under the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme ("REIPPP")
  • Advising developers on all legal aspects across the full project chain relating to the financing, construction, commissioning and operation of CSP, PV, Wind, Hydro and Biomass power plants under REIPPP .
  • Advising one of the designated offtakers on the structuring, construction, operation and maintenance of the Mphanda Nkuwa 1 500MW Hydropower Plant, located on the Zambezi River in Mozambique.
  • Appointed to represent the developer Southern Energy on the structuring, financing, construction, fuelling ,operation and energy offtake arrangements in respect of a proposed fossil fired plant in Zimbabwe.
  • Appointed by Eskom to advise it on the STE /CESUL project in Mozambique.
  • Appointed by Eskom to advise in respect of the Inga 3 project (DRC).
  • Appointed by the developer of the cross border Orange River Hydro Electric Plant on the Orange River and the conclusion of a power purchase agreement with Nampower.
  • Appointed to act for Eskom on the proposed coal base load and co-generation programmes to be undertaken by the DOE.
  • Acting for BioTherm in respect of its power purchase agreement to be concluded in Senegal.
  • Acting for Kenya Light & Power in respect of its proposed geo-thermal projects.
  • Appointed to act for the lenders in respect of proposed cross-border SA / Swaziland coal base load to be submitted to DOE under the proposed base load programme
  • Advising Eskom Holdings SOC Limited as they are seeking to standardise its processes and agreements for the supply of electricity and the connection of customers to the grid. Eskom licensed to undertake distribution and transmission services and to buy and sell electricity.
  • Advising the Mauritius Road Development Authority in respect of the design, build, finance operation and maintenance of various roadways and a tunnel through a PPP model as part of the Mauritius Road Decongestion Programme.
  • Advising the National Department of Transport regarding a feasibility study into various transport solutions for the Moloto Transport Corridor. The preferred solution is a rail and bus solution, part of which will be implemented through a PPP procurement model.
  • Advising the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the South African National Treasury, the National Department of Health and the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health in respect of the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of a new Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital through a PPP model.
  • Advising the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the South African National Treasury, the National Department of Health and the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Health in respect of the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of a new Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital through a PPP model.
  • Advising the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the South African National Treasury, the National Department of health and the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Department of Health in respect of the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of a new King Edward VIII Hospital PPP through a PPP model.
  • Advised the design and construction subcontractor, being the unincorporated joint venture between Aveng Grinaker-LTA and Keren Kula on the Public Private Partnership for the design, build, finance and operation of a New Head Office for the Department of Environmental Affairs.
  • Advising the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform regarding the procurement of a private party to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new serviced working environment for the Department through a PPP model

 

  • Chambers Global 2017 ranked our Projects and Infrastructure practice in Band 3 for projects & energy. Chambers Global 2013–2016
    ranked us in Band 2 for projects & energy.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2009–2017 recommended us for projects and infrastructure.
  • We were awarded the inaugural Law Firm of the Year award in 2012 by the South African Wind Energy Association.
  • We received the Energy Law Firm of the Year award in the 2011 and 2012 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.
  • We were awarded the Public Procurement Law Firm of the Year – Africa in the Finance Monthly Law Awards.
  • The IFLR1000 2015 ranked us in Tier 3 for energy and infrastructure: disputes and corporate, and in Tier 2 for energy and infrastructure:
    project development, financial and project finance.
  • The IFRL1000 2016–2017 ranked us in Tier 2 for energy and infrastructure: corporate and project finance.