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Finance and Projects

Our finance and projects lawyers advise on all aspects of financing, across borders, sectors and financial products. 

We share knowledge and skills in deals involving, for example, lending and borrowing, debt securities, derivatives, funds, portfolios and fintech solutions, as well as energy, infrastructure, transport matters and other projects. 

With one of the largest teams of dedicated finance and projects lawyers in the Namibia, we help our clients to realize and develop their financial strategies and projects in whichever markets they do business.

Experience has included advising:

  • In respect the project financing and securitization of 5 solar power plant projects across Namibia as well as the first wind power project in the country. Our role included advice and drafting of land leases and servitudes in respect of powerlines and power plants, preparation and negotiations of transactional documents and attendance to the securitizations of loans made to the IPPs.
  • Clients with extensive legal opinions on the legal framework of Namibia and more specifically the laws applicable and of relevance to foreign investors / funders in projects within the following sectors:, mining, water, infrastructure, development, TMT and energy.
  • On the securities structure in respect of a term loan facility, whereby an independent power producer (IPP) sourced funds from the client, for the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant. The firm further attended to the drawing of the necessary finance documentation as well as the registration of the necessary securities. The security structure implemented was complex in that the IPP erected the solar photovoltaic power plant on land which it does not own and as such the land could not be used as security. To this extent another way the client could secure the loan was advised on, which resulted in the registration of a notarial lease between the land owner and the power producer, which notarial lease agreement then could be used as security.
  • Clients in respect of the refinancing of working capital facility and the securitisation thereof via a security company structure.
  • And drafting of term loan facility agreements based on the LMA for the availing of property finance to various property developers
  • A state owned fishing company on a project for the acquisition of dock-side property in Walvis Bay and subsequently for the establishment of an onshore horse mackerel processing plant on the property.
  • On the securities structure in respect of a term loan facility, whereby an independent power producer (IPP) sourced funds from the client, for the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant.
  • A company specializing in solar PV systems (and the financing thereof) on the leasing of roof top space of a major retail centre for the installation of photovoltaic panels. The retail centre in turn agreed to purchase the electricity generated by the plant for on-site consumption. We advised on all regulatory and related matters.
  • Commercial and investment banks as local counsel in respect of project finance matters.