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About Shane

Shane Jaftha focuses his practice on the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has extensive experience advising a variety of clients, including sponsors, procurers and lenders on large-scale projects across the Middle East, Europe and Africa. He has been involved in some of the most significant projects in the market. His experience includes advising on project development, PPPs, M&A and joint ventures.

Before joining Bracewell, Shane worked at other international law firms in Dubai, London and Cape Town.


Recent Notable Matters


Saudi Railway Company — major rail project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*

Tamasuk Holding Company — the Al Ansar Hospital Project*

Abu Dhabi Investment Office — PPP projects across Abu Dhabi*

CDPQ — $5 billion investment in DP World’s flagship port and related infrastructure assets in the UAE*

Tatweer Building Company (and the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as co-procurer) — pathfinder PPP project to design, construct and manage 60 schools in Jeddah and Makkah*

Infrastructure fund — acquisition of a minority interest in certain pipeline assets in the United Arab Emirates*

Project company — aspects of the development of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project*

Saudi Electricity Company — preparing its entire suite of template contracts*

Brookfield Business Partners — purchase of Westinghouse Electric Company for approximately $4.6 billion from Japan’s Toshiba Corp.*

Confidential client — bid for a 60 percent stake in a portfolio of onshore wind assets in Ireland*

Confidential client — bid to acquire and operate the Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Transmission Network, which will export energy from the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm to the UK onshore electricity transmission network*

GridLink — development of the GridLink interconnector between the UK and France*

Mubadala Investment — partnership with TAQA and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) under the Masdar brand, which will create a global clean energy powerhouse in renewable energy and green hydrogen*

Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries Company — $9 billion development of a new refinery complex in the Sultanate of Oman*


Abu Dhabi Power Corporation — transfer of AED120 billion worth of water and electricity generation assets to TAQA*

TotalEnergies — Amiral petrochemical joint venture project with Saudi Aramco*

Abu Dhabi Power Corporation — $54.5 billion merger with Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)*

Saudi Aramco — $15 billion proposed acquisition of a 20 percent stake in Reliance Industries Limited’s oil-to-chemicals business*

Borealis — Borouge joint venture with ADNOC in Ruwais, the world’s largest integrated polyolefins complex*

Mubadala — disposal of a 37 percent stake in CEPSA to the Carlyle Group*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



University of the Western Cape,

Bar Admissions

South Africa