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Gareth Hodder is an English law qualified partner in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice and is based in Johannesburg.
He is an experienced transactional lawyer who specializes in complex energy and infrastructure projects and transactions, with a particular focus on emerging markets.
Gareth advises sponsors, lenders, developers and governmental entities in relation to large-scale projects, project financings, investments and acquisitions in the oil & gas, petrochemical, power and real estate sectors.
He also has experience advising on numerous cross-border corporate and finance transactions, including a range of M&A, and asset finance deals in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
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.