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About Andrej

Recognised by multiple legal and industry publications for his pragmatic and client-oriented approach, Andrej Kormuth 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. Significant matters Andrej has recently led include the Al Kharsaah 800.15 MW solar PV IPP and the Facility E IWPP both in Qatar as well as the REPDO 2 solar PV IPP in Saudi Arabia.

Having been resident in both Dubai and Doha since 2011 and prior to that working in South Africa, Andrej possesses a deep and varied pool of deal experience across the MENA region.  He frequently navigates 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 — Engie-led consortium with respect to the refinancing of this project*

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

Egypt

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

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

Iran

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

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

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

Jordan

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

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

Fujeij Wind IPP (Direct Proposal) — 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 — JBIC and commercial lenders to the Sumitomo-led consortium on the financing of the Az Zour North II IWPP*

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

Oman

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

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

Qatar

Al Kharsaah IPP — Marubeni Corporation and Total regarding the development, implementation and financing of the 800.15 MW Al Kharsaah Solar PV Independent Power Project in Qatar

Facility E IWPP — Marubeni Corporation and Kyushu Electric consortium with respect to its bid for the Facility E 2.3 GW and 100 MIGD IWPP in Qatar

Al Wakra & Wukair ISTP — Acciona and China Harbour Engineering Company consortium in respect of its bid for the planned public-private partnership Al Wakra and Al Wukair sewage treatment plant (STP) and associated facilities to service the Wakra and Al-Wukair areas of Doha*

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

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

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian industrial conglomerate — acquisition of an interest in a power generation and water desalination plant in Saudi Arabia with an asset valuation of approximately $1.8 billion

REPDO 2 Category B 1.4 GW solar PV IPPs — Marubeni Corporation and Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company consortium as the winning bidder for the Rabigh 300 MW solar PV IPP, tendered under the second round of the Saudi Arabian National Renewable Energy Program

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

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

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

United Arab Emirates

EGA Captive IWPP — 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 — 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*

United Kingdom

Eni S.p.A. — £405 million acquisition of 20 percent interest in the Dogger Bank (A and B) 2.4 GW offshore wind farm project from Equinor and SSE

Uzbekistan

Sherabad 1 Scaling Solar IPP in Uzbekistan (tendered by ADB) — major Chinese conglomerate with respect to its bid for this 200 MW solar PV IPP

Samarkand and Jizzakh Scaling Solar IPPs in Uzbekistan (tendered by IFC) — major Chinese conglomerate with respect to its bid for the 180-220 MW solar PV IPP in Samarkand and 200-220 MW solar PV IPP in Jizzakh

* 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

News

Insights

Insights

VAT to increase to 15% in KSA – what does this mean for PPPs?

May 11, 2020
Energy Legal Blog®

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Finance, Mohammed Al-Jadaan, announced on 11 May 2020 that VAT in the Kingdom (currently at 5%) will be increased to 15% from 1 July 2020...

IGSP – the new kid on the block, writes Bracewell

March 25, 2019
Energy Legal Blog®

The regional pipeline of renewable deals is getting bolder and achieving unprecedented scales: in 2019 alone Abu Dhabi is planning to roll outs its 2GW of PV solar IPP, Dubai its DEWA V 900MW PV solar IPP, Qatar its phased 900MW PV solar IPP and Saudi Arabia its second round of renewables totaling in excess of 1.5GW (spread across 7...

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers Global
Middle East-wide: Projects and Energy, 2021
The Legal 500 EMEA
Projects, Energy & Natural Resources: Infrastructure, Next Generation Partner, 2020 - 2021
The Legal 500 EMEA
Projects, Energy & Natural Resources: Infrastructure, Next Generation Lawyer, 2017 - 2019
The Legal 500 EMEA
Construction, 2021
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate and M&A Guide
Rising Star, 2018 - 2021
Portfolio Media, Inc.
Law360
Project Finance Rising Star, 2020