Mukund Dhar | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Mukund Dhar
Mukund Dhar

Mukund Dhar

Partner, Johannesburg

“His ability to deal with extremely complex documentation and never get lost is exceptional. He can also negotiate toughly while not alienating the other parties.”

Chambers UK, 2013

Overview

Mukund Dhar is an energy, infrastructure and natural resources lawyer with experience across the power, oil and gas and mining and metals sectors, especially in Africa and other emerging markets.

He advises sponsors, developers, utilities and lenders on international projects, project financings, investments and acquisitions. He helps to guide clients through complex matters, developing innovative and bespoke solutions that enable them to meet their commercial objectives.

Mukund relocated from White & Case's London office to Johannesburg in early 2014.

Bars and Courts

  • Supreme Court of England and Wales

Education

  • BA, LLB (Hons), National Law School of India University

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Experience

Gas processing and commercialization, Ghana, 2014

Represented Ghana National Gas Company on the commercialization of gas to be secured from the offshore Jubilee field.

Fertilizer plant project financing, Nigeria, 2012

Acted for lenders on the US$1.2 billion financing of Indorama's nitrogenous fertilizer complex in Rivers State, Nigeria. This is the largest fertilizer plant in Africa.

OML 30 acquisition, Nigeria, 2012

Represented The Standard Bank of South Africa on a US$765 million bridge financing and guarantee facility for Shoreline Natural Resources Limited (SNRL). The financing underpinned the company's acquisition of a 45 percent interest in OML 30, a major onshore oil and gas producing block in Nigeria.

Platreef Project investment, South Africa, 2011

Represented Ivanplats on its US$280 million sale of a stake in its Platreef Project – a platinum-nickel-palladium-gold-copper-rhodium project in South Africa – to ITOCHU Corporation.

Programs to secure power generation, South Africa, 2010

Represented Eskom on several programs designed to secure additional generation capacity from independent power producers in South Africa.

Oyu Tolgoi copper gold project, Mongolia, 2010

Acted for Ivanhoe Miners on the multibillion dollar development and financing of a large copper and gold deposit in Asia. Also delivered legal guidance on the power and concentrate offtake arrangements.

Nuclear power project, Eastern Europe, 2011/2009

Represented a project company on its nuclear fuel and heavy water supply-related agreements for the development of a nuclear power plant in Europe.

Acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Intergen, 2008

Advised the GMR Group on the US$1.1 billion acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Intergen NV, which involved multiple generation assets across several jurisdictions.

Awards & Recognition

Ranked Individual, Chambers UK 2013, 2014

Projects and Infrastructure Finance