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Patrick Leece

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Trinity International LLP



Partner in Trinity International LLP advising on power and infrastructure projects with a particular emphasis on projects within Africa. Currently advising the developers of a 150MW wind project and a 30MW flare gas to electricity project in Ghana. Also advised the sponsors of a 350MW gas IPP in Ghana as well as a 200MW gas IPP in the same country and currently advising on the development of a shipyard facility in Takoradi, Ghana. Other projects include advising the equity investors in relation to a 60MW wind farm project in Kenya; the sponsors of the 80MW Chirnogeni wind project in Romania; and the sponsors to toll road projects in Nigeria and Ghana. Have also advised various South African financial institutions on a range of wind and solar projects in South Africa and the sponsors in relation to a thermal power project in Sierra Leone, particularly regarding fuel issues. Currently advising on a flare gas to flare gas products project in Nigeria with a capital value of around $200 million.


Trained Lamb Chambers, London. Qualified 1994 (barrister), 2001 (solicitor), partner 2006. Patrick is a founding partner in Trinity International LLP. He was previously a senior associate in CMS Cameron McKenna and Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft.


English (mother tongue); Spanish (basic).


Lincoln’s Inn, London; Law Society.


Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury; Leicester University and Council for Legal Education, London, College of Law, London, law degree (LLB Hons), qualified as a barrister and as a solicitor in England and Wales.


Golf, cycling, swimming, general sports, music, art and literature.


Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Highly experienced boutique Trinity International LLP has an impressive track record in energy and infrastructure projects across Africa, including in Ghana. In a landmark deal, a team that included Paul Biggs, Patrick Leece and Luke Muchamore - who was promoted to partner in 2018 - advised Cenpower Generation on Ghana's first IPP; the group continues to advise the client on financial agreements and ongoing construction.

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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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