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About Clint

Clint Steyn’s practice focuses on international energy projects, with particular focus on the acquisition, development and project financing of independent power projects in the Middle East and Africa regions. His experience includes advising on all aspects of power project developments, bids, acquisitions and disposals in various jurisdictions around the world. Clint’s experience also includes serving in-house as regional general counsel for International Power plc, a major international energy company.

Clint appears as a ranked lawyer in Chambers UAE 2015, which says he “is well respected for his active power-focused practice. He is regularly sought after to advise on renewable energy projects in the region.” Market observers say, “His client service and drafting skills are amazing. He is a consummate professional. For any power project he would be my first point of call.”

He is also named in Legalease’s The Legal 500 EMEA 2015, 2016 and 2017 as a leading energy and infrastructure lawyer.

Clint Steyn, who is ‘one of the best power and water specialists in the Gulf’
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Alcazar Energy Partners — acquisition, development and project financing of the 84 MW Al Rajef Wind Project in Jordan being procured pursuant to Jordan’s renewable energy program, which achieved successful financial close in November 2016

Alcazar Energy Partners — acquisition, development and project financing of the Shoubak Wind Project in Jordan being procured pursuant to Jordan’s renewable energy program

Alcazar Energy Partners — all aspects of the establishment of a renewable energy investment company in Dubai and the completion of their first round of funding with the International Finance Corporation, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners Limited, Dash Ventures and Alcazar Renewable Energy as shareholders

RWE Innogy and Belectric — bid for the 350 MW Sweihan Solar PV Project in Abu Dhabi, UAE

EDF Energies Nouvelles and Nebras Power Q.S.C. — bid for the 800 MW DEWA Solar Phase III IPP of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai, UAE

Alcazar Energy Partners — successful acquisition of a Solar PV Project procured pursuant to Jordan Round 1 wind renewable energy programme

Arabia Power Company — all aspects of the restructuring of the Umm Al Nar power and water desalination project in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Arabia One For Clean Energy Investments (a project company formed by Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corporation, Ennera Energy and Arabia Trading and Consulting Company) — project development and financing of the Arabia One project, one of seven solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Jordan (called the “Seven Sisters”) being procured in Round 1 of Jordan’s renewable energy program; named “Middle East Renewable Deal of the Year, 2014” and “Middle East Overall Project of the Year, 2014” by IJGlobal Middle East

Diamond Generating Europe, Ltd. (Mitsubishi Corporation’s 100% subsidiary), Qatar-based Nebras Power Q.S.C. and the Kawar Group from Jordan — project development and successful financing of the 52.5 MW Shams Ma’an Solar Photovoltaic Project procured in Round 1 of Jordan’s renewable energy program

Regional utility — acquisition of two regional power projects

Developers — wind and solar projects in Egypt’s renewable feed-in tariff programme

Lenders — support of a bidding consortium in relation to the Umm Al Hayman wastewater project in Kuwait

Bidder — 280 MW integrated solar combined cycle independent power project at Al Abdaliya, Kuwait

ACWA Holding — bid for the Fadhili Bachelor Camp Project in Saudi Arabia

Regional utility — acquisition of a renewable energy project in the U.S.

Saudi Oger consortium — one of the four winning solar PV projects being procured in Round 2 of Jordan’s renewable energy programme*

Lenders — support of the Mitsubishi and Nebras Power bidding consortium on the Fadhili Combined Heat and Power IPP in Saudi Arabia*

Sumitomo Corporation — bid for the 2,400 MW Facility D independent power and water project in Qatar*

Saudi Oger and NRG — bid for the DEWA Solar IPP 100 MW Phase II of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai, U.A.E.*

ABSA and Nedbank — lenders to the 100 MW Dorper wind project which was bid pursuant to the South Africa Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (This project was named was named the African Wind Deal of the Year 2012)*

Nedbank — lender to the 25 MW Klawer wind project which was bid pursuant to the South Africa Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme*

Major Saudi conglomerate — establishing and structuring an energy division and forming a joint venture with a renewable energy fund to target renewable energy investments in the Middle East and particularly the upcoming 54,000 MW Saudi Arabian Renewable Energy Programme*

SEPCO III consortium — development of a power plant and captive mine in Jordan*

Bidding consortium — bid for the Mirfa independent power and water project in Abu Dhabi*

Saudi Oger and Tenaga consortium — bid for the Saudi Aramco Third Party Cogeneration Projects at Abqaiq, Hawiyah and Ras Tanura in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Publications and Speeches

"Saudi Arabia: The future solar leader," Infrastructure Journal, December 20, 2012.

"Outbound Renewable Energy Projects: Worldwide Development and Investment Opportunities," Beijing and Shanghai, China, February 21-22, 2012.

"Winds of Change in South Africa," Law360, January 23, 2012.

Credentials

Education

London Business School,
Diploma in Finance
2001
University of Cape Town,
L.L.B.
1991
University of Cape Town,
B.A.
1989

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Attorney in South Africa

Languages

Afrikaans

News

Insights

Insights

Egypt Renewable FiT Taking Shape

February 11, 2015

Egypt's renewable Feed In Tariff (FiT) continues to take shape, albeit at a slightly reduced speed than expected earlier. Happily, the additional time appears to be being used to respond to constructive comments from developers and other stakeholders. It is also expected that some clarifications will be issued in writing. Developers are reporting that up to now many details are only emerging verbally in face to face meetings, which many have found somewhat frustrating. Details therefore remain sketchy, but indications are that EgyptERA is planning in the next week to issue guidelines that...

Renewable Power in Egypt: The Right FiT?

February 4, 2015

The Government of Egypt has said that Egypt must invest US$12 billion in the electricity sector over the next five years in order to meet that country's urgent electricity demands. Renewable power - both solar and wind - will be a key part of this initiative. Egypt plans up to 2,300 MW of solar and up to 2,000 MW of wind generation in the first regulatory period. This will include 2,000 MW of Solar PV from 500 kW up to 50 MW, 300 MW of Solar PV Projects below 500 kW and 2,000 MW of wind generation. The first regulatory period will end when these targets are met, or after 2 years, whichever is...

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers Global
Projects & Energy: Middle East-Wide, 2016-2017
The Legal 500 EMEA
UAE Energy & Infrastructure, 2015 - 2017; UAE Energy & Infrastructure, Leading Lawyer, 2017; UAE Commercial, Corporate and M&A, 2015 - 2017; Projects & Energy, Leading Lawyer, 2013
Thomson Reuters
PLC Which Lawyer
Energy and Natural Resources in the Middle East, 2012

Events