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Gareth is a partner in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Group and is based in Johannesburg.
He is an experienced transactional lawyer who specialises in complex energy and infrastructure projects and transactions around the world, with a particular focus on emerging markets. He has also advised on numerous cross border corporate and finance transactions in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Gareth works closely with corporates, sponsors, lenders and governments to help them structure their projects, navigate project risks, facilitate financing and commercialise their interests in projects and transactions in the oil and gas, power and infrastructure sectors.
Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Gareth served for seven years as an officer in the British Army.
Gareth has represented a full spectrum of clients within the oil & gas, natural resources and power and infrastructure sectors in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. His most recent experience includes advising lenders in connection with a number of financings under the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Accelerated Upstream Financing Program, advising a major European energy provider on a number of renewables investments in South Africa and advising an African state power provider in relation to its ongoing asset financing programme. He has also represented clients on development projects in the Seychelles, Kenya and Ghana.
Gareth has also represented clients on some of the most complex projects undertaken in the petrochemicals sector, such as the US$12.5 billion Sadara chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia. Other recent transactions include advising Tahrir Petrochemicals Company in connection with the development and financing of a US$5 billion petrochemical complex in Egypt and advising the sponsors in connection with the proposed US$4 billion urea and methanol project located at Brass Island in Nigeria.