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Jennifer Gladstone

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Trinity International LLP


Jennifer Gladstone is a partner in Trinity International LLP and has a wide range of experience in the power and infrastructure sectors in various jurisdictions, including the Middle East and Europe but with a real focus on emerging markets, particularly in Africa.

Jennifer advises both developers and financial institutions including commercial lenders, DFIs and ECAs. In recent years, Jennifer’s primary focus has been the provision of advice to developers of energy projects, particularly in West Africa.

Recent transactions include: representing sponsors to a number of solar energy projects (Nigeria); the 450MW Azura IPP (Nigeria), a thermal IPP in Freetown (Sierra Leone), the Corbetti and Tulu Moye geothermal IPPs (Ethiopia), a thermal IPP in Nigeria, a solar project in Burundi and representing potential investors to a number of gas IPPs and potential renewable projects across the Sub-Saharan Africa region.


Trinity International LLP, partner (2013 – current)

Linklaters LLP, senior associate (2010 – 2013)
Linklaters LLP, associate (2005 – 2010)
Linklaters LLP, trainee (2003 – 2005)            


English (mother tongue), French (conversational)


Law Society of England & Wales


Alcester Grammar School
University of Durham and BPP Law School
Geography (BSc) (2001), PgDL (2002) and Legal Practice Course (2003)

London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Trinity International LLP 'provides high-quality advice and quick response times'. 'It is among the top firms for work in Africa; it has genuine people with a lot of experience', remarks one client. Another comments that 'the firm is unique - its fee structure enables developers to develop projects in risky jurisdictions and the lawyers bring immense knowledge to the table'. The firm focuses exclusively on corporate and finance transactions in emerging markets, which last year included advising Africa Finance Corporation and other lenders on a $350m peat-fired IPP power plant in Africa, and acting for CDC Group in a $9m facility for Virunga Energy to provide hydro-electric power to homes in Eastern Congo. The firm has a deep bench of 'excellent specialists' including leading light Simon Norris and project finance expert Patrick Leece. For projects in Africa, Paul Biggs is 'certainly at the top of the market' and one client remarks that he is 'exceptionally knowledgeable about the power sector in Africa with a very pragmatic and commercial approach'. Kaushik Ray is 'a financing expert with a real wealth of experience dealing with lenders; his understanding of their needs is invaluable'. Jennifer Gladstone is 'a phenomenal lawyer and great project manager - smart, hardworking, prompt and always willing to go beyond the call of duty'. Project finance specialist Fiona Gulliford has 'good knowledge of EPC contracts and the nuclear field'. Conrad Marais is 'an excellent lawyer - his work ethic is unparalleled and he is a very creative problem solver'.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

Trinity International LLP specialises in energy transactions in emerging markets under the leadership of Paul Biggs who has substantial experience in the sub-Saharan sector. A team including Biggs, Kaushik Ray and senior associate Jo Sykes - among others - recently acted for the project company of the Amandi IPP in Ghana, and Simon Norris acted as lead counsel to the project company with regards to the development and financing of the Azura gas-to-power IPP in Nigeria. On the solar front, Fiona Gulliford teamed up with counsel Luke Muchamore and others to oversee the development and financing of the Bangweulu project in Zambia, and Jennifer Gladstone and Conrad Marais assisted the project company of the Corbetti geothermal project in Ethiopia with all issues arising from the development of the project since its inception.

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