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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.


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





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