Having concluded in Part 1 of this two part series, that the power sector challenges are like a tangled ball of wool, allow us to pick some threads out and take a closer look at some of the pieces of the puzzle.
Judy has experience in supporting public and private sector players regarding energy and natural resource projects including reviewing agreements for geothermal and wind power projects, providing legal opinions and supporting legal reform initiatives.
Judy also has experience in restructuring and she has advised several large lenders including a European DFI and leading local banks regarding debt recovery in respect of a large local manufacturer.
Judy has also advised companies across several African countries on the legal and tax implications of their transactions and projects. Judy’s clients cut across various sectors including oil & gas, aviation, power, healthcare, real estate and consulting sectors.
Experience has included advising:
- On power project agreements in Kenya including hydro power projects, a 50MW wind power project and a 70MW geothermal power plant.
- On reforms to the Mining Code of an Eastern African country and presenting proposals in a Kenyan Mining round table event attended by senior government officials.
- EPC contractors on specific aspects of agreements in respect of projects with the Kenya Airports Authority and the Kenya National Highways Authority.
- On the structure of a large hotel and urban retail developer.
- A large manufacturer and a multinational energy producer on export processing zones and special economic zones.
- On restructuring and debt recovery for local and international secured lenders to a large manufacturing concern in Kenya.
- A global aviation sector player on approval processes and requirements.
- Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), 2012
- University of Warwick, LL.M (International Economic Law), 2002
- Keele University, LL.B (Law and Management Science), 2004
- Cornell University, Certificate in Business Strategy, 2015
Prior Experience (Optional)
- 2019 to date, Director, Projects, Energy & Infrastructure, IKM Advocates, DLA Piper Africa in Kenya
Having followed with great interest the ongoing debate on the power sector, fuelled by the thought-provoking articles written by Edward Njoroge and Jaindi Kisero recently, we would like to join the fray with some points to ponder.
With the excitement surrounding the new JKIA – Westlands Expressway project and the prospect of other mass transport projects being developed, this is an opportune time for reflect on how land is compulsorily acquired for infrastructure projects in Kenya.
Energy and infrastructure projects have for the longest time attracted the attention of ESG (environmental, social and governance) regulators and watchdogs. More recently however, ESG concepts have gained prominence in almost all other sectors of the global economy as boardrooms all over the world move to integrate ESG principles and metrics in their decision making.