Seldom has the South African infrastructure and energy sector been as galvanised as it is now by the prospect of renewed activity, both to rejuvenate existing infrastructure and to develop new infrastructure.

Seasoned infrastructure and energy lawyers and other directors with a unique combination of expertise make up a highly experienced team at Werksmans that competently advises on infrastructure projects across all sectors. This includes the energy, road, rail, water, defence, technology and mining sectors.

The team works closely with our corporate, tax, regulatory, finance, construction, environment, property and dispute resolution teams, and advises developers, sponsors and lenders on the development, corporate and financing aspects of projects. Our expertise allows us to advise on local and international infrastructure projects, ensuring compliance with South African law and global best practice.

We conduct legal due diligence on projects and draft all forms of contracts associated with projects. These include shareholder and related agreements, financing agreements, construction agreements, property agreements and sector-specific supply agreements such as power purchase and similar agreements.

Deep familiarity with industry requirements

With a thorough knowledge of the construction and engineering aspects that apply to infrastructure and energy projects, our experts are regularly involved in the financing and refinancing of infrastructure projects across all key sectors, giving them deep familiarity with the latest project funding requirements and issues. We also have significant experience in the regulatory aspects of construction and engineering projects.

The Infrastructure & Energy Practice’s services include those related to public/private partnerships, industrial participation, localisation and similar programmes, and litigation and dispute resolution.

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