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About Ro

Ronen (Ro) Lazarovitch is an energy-focused 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.


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

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*


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