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About Ro

Ronen (Ro) Lazarovitch is a projects lawyer, with extensive experience advising clients on both the finance and non-finance side of projects. Ro advises sponsors, project companies, lenders and governments on major projects in the energy, mining, infrastructure and power sectors. He has played a leading role in strategically important, first-of-their-kind transactions in countries throughout the Middle East, Europe and Africa, including Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Kenya, Qatar, Russia and Uganda, among others.

Ro Lazarovitch is probably the best external counsel I’ve worked with. He has great experience, is extremely responsive and always to the point, he understands the client needs and provides advice that best fits the project.
The Legal 500 United Kingdom, 2023


Recent Notable Matters

Oil & Gas

Egyptian Refining company — ongoing project development and financing of the $4.2 billion hydrocracker project at Cairo, Egypt*

Lenders — €23 billion financing of the Amur Gas Processing Plant which will process gas to be delivered by Gazprom to CNPC*

Sponsors — negotiation of a concession agreement for the construction of a 60,000 barrel-per-day oil refinery in northern Uganda*

Leviathan Partners — various mandates relating to the Leviathan field, offshore Israel*

CNOOC — entry into Mauritania and acquisition of an interest in an offshore exploration block*

Hess — various aspects of its oil fields in the North Sea, including decommissioning arrangements*

Sponsor — proposed development of a greenfield subsea pipeline to transport gas from the deepwater Leviathan field offshore Israel to Egypt*

State of Papua New Guinea — various aspects of the Exxon-led US $19 billion PNG LNG project*

Mining and Metals

Hellas Gold Single Member, S.A. — €680 million project financing facility for a subsidiary of Eldorado Gold Corporation for the development of the Skouries gold and copper mine in Northern Greece  

Eldorado Gold Corporation — negotiation of a concession agreement in respect of the Kassandra gold mines in Greece*

Nyrstar Metal Processing — 2018-19 restructuring, including the negotiation of $900m of trade financing arrangements*

Lenders — $10 billion Roy Hill integrated mine, port and rail project financing in the Pilbara, Australia*

State of Papua New Guinea — deep-sea mining joint venture with Nautilus Minerals*

Arq — strategic venture with Vitol in relation to its crude oil blending product produced from coal mining waste*


Sponsors — bid, award and negotiation of the concession agreement for the Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Highway PPP Project*

Sponsors — bid, award, implementation and financing of the D4 and R7 roads PPP in Slovakia*

Lenders — refinancing of Cross London Trains' £1.175 billion facility for the construction of the Thameslink rolling stock fleet in London*

Financiers — bid for the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock PPP Project by a consortium led by CAF and Samsung*


Fotowatio Renewable Ventures — limited recourse project financing of the 34 MW Contego and 99 MW Clay Tye battery energy storage projects in the United Kingdom

Project company — ongoing advice, including amendments to project and finance documents, relating to a 670 MW project-financed power plant in Bulgaria*

Project company — refinancing of a gas fired power plant in Northern Ireland*

African Development Bank — provision of partial risk guarantees in respect of geothermal energy projects in Kenya*

PSP Investments and OTPP — acquisition of a portfolio of renewable energy projects and the establishment of Cubico Sustainable Investments*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge,
The University of Otago,
B.Com. (Economics) and LL.B.

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales





ICLG: The Rise of Co-Located Renewable Projects 2024

Bracewell’s Oliver Irwin, Ro Lazarovitch and Nicholas Neuberger take a brief look at the current state of the co-location market and the corporate structuring solutions being adopted, as well as certain bankability considerations in the Expert Analysis chapter in the fourth edition of International Comparative Legal Guides – Renewable Energy Laws and Regulations 2024.

Co-location, Co-location, Co-location

UK grid constraints and delays to new grid connections are forcing sponsors to look at maximizing existing grid connections via BESS and renewables project co-location. Bracewell’s Ro Lazarovitch, Nicholas Neuberger and Sam Phillips outline the corporate structures being employed in co-located projects and their pros and cons to bankability.



The Legal 500 United Kingdom
Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Oil & Gas, 2022 - 2023; Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Infrastructure, 2023; Finance – Emerging Markets, 2022; Real Estate – Construction: Non-Contentious, 2022


Past Events

AIEN 2023 Model Contracts Workshop

September 19, 2023 - September 22, 2023

Dubai Week

May 17, 2022 - May 19, 2022