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Bowmans

Projects & Energy

2 ranked lawyersBand 2KenyaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded team notably involved in significant infrastructure and oil and gas projects. Services a range of financial clients with advice on energy project investments, coupled with strong capacity in project-related M&A transactions. Demonstrates expertise in road and rail infrastructure development, including O&M agreements. Adept in upstream and midstream oil and gas, with further proficiency in power purchase agreements and PPP construction.

Strengths

Sources confirm the team "knows the market brilliantly well," adding that they "understand all the entities at play."

Interviewees praise the department's "customer-oriented work," adding: "They are very well informed in regards to IPPs."

Work highlights

Acted as Kenyan adviser to a joint venture composed of Tullow, Total and Africa Oil in relation to the development of oil fields in the Lokichar Basin.

Notable practitioners

The "technically superior" Aleem Tharani is lauded for his "excellent knowledge of the energy sector across Kenya and east Africa." He represents a roster of financiers, project developers and sponsors active in infrastructure and renewable power projects, and source say his "ability and comments are such that you don’t need to ask questions as they are succinct in meeting requirements."

The "excellent" Paras Shah is noted for his corporate expertise in relation to energy projects. He is frequently instructed by notable oil and power firms to advise on project financing and various other matters from PPAs to shareholder and host government agreements.

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Overview

We are the leading energy, infrastructure and project finance practice in Africa, with extensive experience in the African power sector. We have a particular focus on thermal, hydro and renewable power by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and incumbent utilities.

Although the market has slowed down considerably in the last year, Bowmans is still receiving the leading projects.

We have advised on successful first-of-a-kind / pathfinder projects:

  • 100MW Gigawatt Gas IPP (Mozambique);
  • South African Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producer Procurement Programmes (renewable energy, coal baseload, co-generation and gas) (REIPPP);
  • Head Office Accommodation PPP (South Africa);
  • Gautrain Rapid Rail Link Project (South Africa);
  • Medupi Coal-Fired Power Station 4800 MW (South Africa);
  • Kusile Coal-Fired Power Station 4800 MW (South Africa); and
  • Ingula Pumped Storage Station 1332 MW (South Africa).

Projects & Energy Department

Bowmans

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Department location

5th Floor, ICEA Lion Centre, West Wing

Riverside Park, Chiromo Road

PO Box 10643-00100

Nairobi

Nairobi

Kenya

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Kenya

Projects & Energy


Aleem Tharani
Band 2
Paras Shah
Band 3