Renewable Energy

The firm has a growing practice in the field of renewable energy, and we have advised independent power producers (IPPs) generating electricity from wind, small-scale hydro, concentrated solar power (CSP), photovoltaic panels (PV), wave energy and marine currents, as well as landowners, and opponents of renewable energy projects. Two of our attorneys were members of the transaction advisory team that advised the South African government on the establishment of the original programme to procure renewable energy sources from IPPs.

We have: advised IPPs on tendering to obtain power purchase agreements, advised on site acquisition (leases, servitudes, environmental impact assessment, zoning etc.); established legal entities and corporate structuring for IPPs; established and implementing legal models to facilitate the participation of local communities/BBBEE partners in renewable energy projects; and reviewed and advised on financing agreements for renewable energy projects.