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Banking and finance

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Wildu du Plessis - Baker McKenzie Johannesburg

Within: Banking and finance

Baker McKenzie Johannesburg continues to build its standing in cross-border financings involving the rest of Africa, including engagements from development finance institutions, domestic and international banks, and other multinational clients. The team is praised for its expertise in South African and English law, is 'approachable and pragmatic', and 'dependable and committed'. Wildu du Plessis is a giant of the market, while Jen Stolp is noted for project finance in the renewable energy segment. Stolp led the team that advised Absa and Nedbank on the project financing of the 25MW Ngodwana biomass facility in the Mpumalanga Province. Chris Hogan is an experienced figure in DCM, equity-linked deals and structured lending. Bridgett Majola is a key name at senior associate level.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Baker McKenzie Johannesburg is further building market share in sub-Saharan Africa thanks in part to its mix of South African and English law expertise. It advises a range of key lenders and sponsors. The firm is particularly active in South Africa's renewable energy scene and advised Nedbank on the Zeerust solar photovoltaic project and Droogfontein 2 solar PV projects. Kieran Whyte leads the team, which includes Wildu du Plessis and Jen Stolp.

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Legal Developments by:
Baker McKenzie

  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
    - Esin Attorney Partnership

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