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JONATHAN BEHR

Director

More about: Jonathan Behr
  • Power
  • Project Finance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Expertise in the infrastructure, energy and corporate sectors
  • Advises local and multi‑national corporations and state owned entities in respect of corporate transactions and projects in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors
  • Bcom (University of Johannesburg)
  • LLB (Universtiy of Johannesburg)
  • LLM (University of Johannesburg)
  • 2015: Director, Werksmans
  • Advising the sponsors and project company in respect of a 600MW coal-fired power plant in the Limpopo Province, South Africa to be bid under the South African Coal Baseload IPP Procurement Programme
  • Acted as project counsel in relation to the bid of a coal-fired power station in Botswana
  • Advised an investment group in regard to their proposed investment in the coal-fired power plant and coal mine in Botswana
  • Advised Vedanta Resources plc in relation to their acquisition of Anglo American's zinc assets in South Africa and Namibia
  • Advised the lenders in respect of a biomass power project in Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa as part of the South African Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme
  • Advised the sponsors and project company in respect of the 64MW Letsatsi Solar PV Power Project and the 64MW Lesedi Solar PV Power Project
  • Advised the sponsors and project company in the 75MW Jasper Solar PV Power Project
  • Advising SolarReserve in respect of the 100MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Project
  • Advised the lenders in respect of the 75MW Building Energy S.p.A. Kathu Solar PV Project
  • Advised the lenders in relation to the financing of Soutpan Solar Park (SunEdison) (28MW) and the financing of Witkop Solar Park (SunEdison) (30MW)
  • Advised Gestamp Eolica, Shanduka Renewable Energy and other sponsors in respect of the 75MW Nobelsfontein Wind Farm
  • Acted as lender's counsel in respect of the financing of the Chaba (20.6MW), Waainek (23.3MW) and Grassridge (59.8MW) wind farm projects in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa as part of Round 2 of the South African Renewable Energy IPP Programme
  • Advising developers, lenders and contractors, inter alia, in respect of project structuring, land acquisition and use consents, financing, drafting various project agreements and other contractual arrangements in terms of South Africa's various independent power producer procurement programmes
  • Recognised as a ‘rising star’ in Project Finance by IFLR1000 (2017)