Provided by Aleem Tharani
Aleem Tharani heads Bowmans' Projects, Energy and Infrastructure practice in Kenya. He is rapidly developing an enviable reputation in the market and is increasingly acting on significant energy projects both in Kenya and in other African countries.
Aleem has experience in project, corporate and property finance transactions across a range of sectors, including transport, ports, telecoms, energy, financial institutions and industrials and has a particular focus on renewable energy deals.
His experience involves advising on government contract work, PPAs and offtake agreements; structuring debt financing for clients; structuring project equity financing, including all operative agreements such as share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements and share subscription agreements; structuring unique partial risk guarantees and developing political risk guarantee products for clients with counter parties such as MIGA, IDA, ATI, ADF and the Government of Kenya; and providing project-related advice on land acquisitions and all regulatory matters pertaining thereto.
In 2021, he successfully completed the Leading Professional Services Firms Programme run by Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, UK.
World Bank Procuring Infrastructure PPP; Geothermal Transparency Guide; Getting the Deal Through – Electricity Regulation; Practical Law's Flagship Doing Business In Kenya Guide; and Energy Investment Risk Assessment.
Aleem Tharani is a tremendously well-regarded lawyer who has rapidly established himself as one of the leading names in the projects and energy field in Kenya. Operating out of Nairobi, he represents a roster of financiers, project developers and sponsors active in infrastructure and renewable power projects.
"He is the technical driving force that ensures projects are effectively executed." "He is a strong projects lawyer who understands the Kenyan market and its precedents, and is able to accurately guide clients, which is invaluable."