Rita Lotfi is an associate in White & Case's Project Development and Finance group in Paris.
Rita works on large-scale transactions and projects in Africa and the Middle East across a range of industry sectors, including mining, oil and gas, energy (conventional and renewable) and infrastructure.
Prior to joining White & Case, Rita worked as an associate in an international law firm in Paris and as a legal advisor in the international legal department of EDF within the Projects & LNG team.
Bars and Courts
Master's Degree in Economic Law
Sciences Po Paris
Bachelor's Degree in Political, Economic and Social Sciences
a major mining company on the sale of several mining assets in Congo*;
Svenska on its oil exploitation activities in Ivory Coast*;
a major mining company on its mining investments in Saudi Arabia*;
a major oil and gas company on the sale of several exploration licenses in Burkina Faso*;
a major oil and gas company in the context of a dispute relating to the application of construction and maintenance contracts in relation to a gas processing plant and its related facilities*;
Eramet on the development of a 13MW solar power plant combined with a 8MW storage battery to power the mining operations of its subsidiary, Grande Côte Operations, in Senegal*;
Scatec as the winner of the Tunisian tender for 500MW photovoltaic projects under the concession regime with three solar projects in Tozeur (50MW), Sidi Bouzid (50MW) and Tataouine (200MW)*;
a sponsor on its investment in the project company developing the hydroelectric plant of Kogbedou-Frankonedou in Guinea*;
the sponsors (Quair and Africa Ren) on the development of three solar photovoltaic power plants of 24MW, 18MW and 38 MW in Zano, Dedougou and Kodeni in Burkina Faso*;
the sponsors (Total Eren, Building Energy, Legendre Energie) on the development of three solar photovoltaic plants of 50MW, 25MW and 50 MW in Mali*;
the lenders in the context of the financing of renewable energy supply services to telecommunication towers in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast and Niger*;
the lenders in the context of the financing of a portfolio of solar C&I projects in Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal*;
the Gambian government on the development of the extension of the Banjul container port*;
EDF on the development of a 556MW thermal power plant project in Peru*;
the Beninese government in the context of a pre-qualification procedure for an international tender for the design, construction, operation, commissioning, financing and BOOT transfer of a bi-fuel thermal power plan*;
a major oil and gas company in the context of a preliminary analysis of the legal and regulatory framework applicable to a potential floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) project in Senegal*.