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About Andrej

Being a resident in the Middle East since 2011, Andrej Kormuth has been based in Dubai for five years and was previously in Doha for three years. Andrej also worked in South Africa (based in Johannesburg) for four years. Andrej has extensive experience guiding clients on the most innovative and significant Middle Eastern and African deals, including the latest wave of Middle Eastern power, water and waste water deals.

Andrej is internationally recognised for his market leading experience, including as a Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 (2018) and a Rising Star in IFLR 1000 Financial & Corporate Guide (2018) traversing multiple sectors and jurisdictions. Aside from utility deals, Andrej has led clients on several key landmark mandates such as the upcoming dual listing of a regional power company, the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar, several airport privatisation programmes, the Bahrain LNG import terminal, structuring of the West African Power Pool initiative, regulatory structuring for the Qatari and Saudi Arabian PPP programmes, the Sharjah Waste to Energy project (the first and only banked waste to energy deal in the Middle East), and Saudi Arabia's only polysilicon manufacturing plant to name a few. Andrej's deep and varied pool of deal experience means that he can navigate clients through complex cross-sector issues, including with respect to corporate project structuring, infrastructure M&As and IPOs, dispute mediation and resolution, regulatory structuring, and procurement tender programmes.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Bahrain

Al Dur IWPP Refinancing — advising the Engie-led consortium with respect to the refinancing of the Al Hidd IWPP*

Muharraq WWTP — advising Mubadala Investment Partners regarding the acquisition of a stake in the Muharraq WWTP*

Egypt

Gulf of Suez Wind IPP — advising Engie, TTC, Eurus and Orascom on their 262.5 MW Wind IPP on the Gulf of Suez*

Dairut IPP — advising General Electric Energy Financial Services in relation to its investments and participation in the 2,336MW Dairut IPP*

Iran

Iran IPPs — advising Unit Group, a leading power and utility conglomerate, on ground breaking multi-billion Euro IPP power projects in Iran*

Iran renewable IPPs — advising a developer on the wind and solar IPPs in Iran and drafting the form of PPA for negotiation with the government’s renewable energy representative body, SUNA*

Iraq

Kurdistan IPP — advising the sponsors in connection with the development and financing of a 820MW gas-fired IPP in Sulymania Governorate of Kurdistan*

Zakho IPP — advising the developers on the 1200MW Zakho IPP, the first IPP in Kurdistan*

Jordan

Lamsa 50MW Solar PV IPP — advising Inframed Infrastructure-led consortium regarding its Lamsa 50MW wind IPP in Jordan (Round 3)*

Baynouna Solar PV IPP — advising the Masdar-led consortium in relation to the 200MW Baynouna Solar PV IPP (direct proposal, Round 2)*

Fujeij Wind IPP (Direct Proposal) — advising KEPCO on the development and financing of a 89.1MW Wind IPP under Round 2 of the Direct Proposal regime. Renewables Deal of the Year at the IJGlobal Awards 2016*

Kuwait

Az Zour North II IWPP — advising JBIC and commercial lenders to the Sumitomo-led consortium on the financing of the Az Zour North II IWPP*

Umm Al Hayman WWTP — advising Marubeni in its bid for this BOT WWTP*

Oman

Ibri 2 PV Solar IPP — advising lenders to the Marubeni-led consortium regarding its bid for Ibri 2 PV Solar IPP*

Sharqiyah IWP — advising lenders to the JGC-led consortium in relation to the development of the Sharqiyah IWP*

Qatar

Facility D IWPP — advising the lenders to the Marubeni-led consortium (the shortlisted bidder) in relation to its bid for the Facility D IWPP*

Ras Abu Fontas A3 — advising QEWC on the development and financing of the Ras Abu Fontas A3 IWP *

Saudi Arabia

Shuqaiq 3 IWP — advising Marubeni-led consortium as preferred bidder on the Shuqaiq 3 IWP (450,000 m/day) bid*

Rabigh 2 IPP — advising lenders to the Marubeni-led consortium regarding its bid for the Rabigh 2 IPP*

Power Company IPO — advising a power company with respect to its listing. This included the drafting of a 800-page prospectus and the review of the entire power and water asset portfolio of the company*

Jeddah Airport 2 STP and Dammam STP — advising lenders to the Suez Environ-led consortium with respect to its bid for the Dammam STP project

United Arab Emirates

EGA Captive IWPP — advising EGA (and its shareholders Mubadala and Dubal Holdings LLC) with respect to the development of captive 600MW power and 9MIGD water plant*

Sharjah Waste to Energy IPP — Advising the lenders to the Masdar-led consortium with respect to the development of the first waste to energy plant in the Middle East. Clean Deal of the Year at PFI Awards 2018; Structured Deal of the Year at Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards 2018*

Al Hamriyah IPP — advising Sharjah Water & Electricity Authority on the development of the first IPP in Sharjah, UAE*

DEWA 800MW Solar IPP — advising financiers regarding post-closing issues on this US$655 million limited recourse financing for the development of the DEWA III project. Renewables Deal of the Year at the PFI Awards 2017*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Credentials

Education

University of Cambridge, Magdalene College,
LL.M.
2009
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College,
LL.B.
2007

Affiliations

Law Society of South Africa

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The Legal 500
Projects, Energy & Natural Resources: Infrastructure, "Next Generation Lawyer" 2018-2019
IFLR 1000
"Rising Stars", 2018-2019