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.
Recent Notable Matters
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures — development of a 34 MW/ 68 MWh utility scale battery storage project, to be constructed and operated by Tesla in the United Kingdom
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*
* 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.