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Eunice is a Legal Consultant at our Projects, Energy & Restructuring Practice Group.  

She specialises in renewable energy, infrastructure, public procurement and public-private partnerships (PPPs).  

She advises project developers, sponsors, commercial lenders and development finance institutions (DFIs) in relation to projects being developed in Kenya.  In the energy sector, she acts for clients across all fuel types including solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower.  Some of the recent matters in which Eunice has been involved in include advising on a 100MW wind power project which was connected to the grid in 2021 and advising on several solar photovoltaic power projects which have reached financial close.

In 2016, she was seconded to Kipeto Energy Plc, a company involved in the development of the second largest wind power project in Kenya.  

Experience has included advising:

  • a developer of two 40 MW solar power project in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya which reached financial close in 2019
  • Lenders in a 40MW solar power project in Malindi, Kenya which reached financial close in 2019
  • Lenders in a 40MW solar photovoltaic power project in Kesses, Kenya which reached financial close in July 2021
  • Sponsors in a 40 MW solar power project in Witu, Lamu County, Kenya
  • Sponsors on a 30 MW solar power project in Makindu, Makueni County, Kenya
  • Kipeto Energy Plc, sponsors in the setting up of a 100 MW wind energy project in Kajiado County which reached financial close in December 2018 and was connected to the grid in 2021
  • Lenders in a 50MW wind power project in Limuru, Kiambu County, Kenya
  • Lenders in a 50 MW wind power project in Kajiado, Kenya
  • a developer in a 140MW geothermal power project in Kenya
  • the Project Developer, on a biomass energy project
  • the lessee of a proposed office block under a sale and leaseback arrangement

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the High Court of Kenya (2016)

Education

  • Kenya School of Law, Advocates Training Program (2014)
  • University of Warwick, UK, Master of Laws in International Economic Law LL.M. (2011)
  • Coventry University, UK, Bachelor of Laws in Law and Business LL.B. (2010)

Prior Experience

  • 2022 to date, Legal Consultant, IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
  • 2020 to 2021, Senior Associate, IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
  • 2015 to 2020, Associate, IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
  • 2014 to 2015, Pupil, Nairobi-based law firm

Memberships

  • Law Society of Kenya

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“Gentility of speech is at an end - it stinks, and whoso once inhales the stink can never forget it and can count himself lucky if he lives to remember it.” These were the words used by the City Press newspaper to describe the stench emanating from the River Thames at the peak of the summer of 1858. River Thames had been contaminated by industrial effluent and human waste and the smell emanating from it was so awful, that it was nicknamed the “Great Stink”. The river was declared biologically dead as no living creature could survive in it and it became the epicentre of deadly disease outbreaks such as cholera. The catastrophic situation prompted an immediate overhaul of London’s sewer system and happily, today, river Thames is considered one of the cleanest city rivers in the world, serving as home to many species of fish.

Why tax changes may power down green energy investments

In order to realise Kenya’s Vision 2030 goals for sustainable and affordable energy, the government has been offering incentives to encourage investment in the renewable energy space. One of the most effective incentives in the government’s toolbox is the provision of tax exemptions which have the dual advantage of encouraging investment and possibly lowering electricity tariffs payable by consumers.

How COVID-19 will affect big ticket projects

Kenyans have been in a state of panic since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. From a projects perspective, contractors have been a particularly worried lot, seeing as the pandemic has affected supply chains and their ability to meet their contractual obligations.