New members of the Energy Law Group

Mar 2020

We are happy to announce the new members of the Energy Law Group! Law firms Bowmans in South Africa, with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mauritius and JURI-Partner in Mali, also Barger Prekop s.r.o. in Slovakia.

ELG offers market leading advice to each client of a member law firm operating in 53 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and beyond. 

Law firm Bowmans in South Africa, with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mauritius 

With seven offices in five African countries and over 400 specialised lawyers, Bowmans draws on their unique knowledge of the business and sociopolitical environment to advise clients on a wide range of legal issues. Their energy specialists have been involved in several ground-breaking domestic and cross-border projects in the region. Bowmans presence ‘on-theground’ and familiarity with the risks of energy-related investments differentiate them from competitors.

Bowmans is experienced in geothermal, small hydro, solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, biomass, on-shore wind and other technologies, as well as power generation projects using piped natural gas, coal, diesel and heavy fuel oils. The expertise has been internationally ranked as a Tier 1 (IFLR1000, 2018; Chambers and Partners, 2019, 2020). Bowmans has also strong record of acting on the most significant mining-related M&A and other projects across the African continent.

Key contact:
SHAMILAH GRIMWOOD-NORLEY
Head of Banking and Finance
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Law firm JURI-Partner in Mali

Juri-Partner, is a Legal Cabinet, created in January 2001, focused on the individualized accompaniment of its customers, composed of both private and institutional operating in various sectors (Commercial Companies, public works building companies, Projects World Bank, Banks, Financial Institutions. Juri-Partner firm also performs legal audits for the benefit of national and foreign clients in various fields: the mining sector, that of Telecommunications, that of investments in the public and private sector. The firm possesses a solid offering in mandates arising from the energy and natural resources sector, with additional expertise in banking and finance and telecommunications.

Partner Mamadou Diarra is considered to be a "knowledgeable" practitioner who benefits from his previous experience as a government minister. He possesses specific expertise in the mining sector and is frequently engaged on matters for energy companies. (Chambers Global, 2019)

Key contact:
MAMADOU G DIARRA
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Law firm Barger Prekop s.r.o. in Slovakia

With eight members, our Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group is arguably the largest in Slovakia. For several years, Barker Prekop has been ranked by the Chambers Europe and Legal 500 directories as a Band 1 energy law firm. Energy law experts Roman Prekop and Adrian Barger are recognized as leading individuals in Band 1 and Band 2, respectively. The law firm covers all aspects of energy and natural resources work including Electricity, Gas, Renewables, Heat, Water, and Mining.

In the energy field, Barger Prekop is particularly strong in (i) a broad range of Slovak regulatory matters (gas and electricity (including renewables and nuclear)), (ii) contentious regulatory, competition and construction (administrative, court and arbitration proceedings), (iii) Slovak and regional transactional work, and (iv) project-related ICC arbitrations.

Key contact:
ROMAN PREKOP
Partner
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