The highly regarded IFLR1000 2014, guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms, has ranked our banking and finance team Tier 1 for the 10th year in both the bank lending and project finance categories.

The team has been active in South Africa’s renewable energy boom.

The guide says: “With 42 banking specialists and 20 project finance experts, the tier 1 firm has long enjoyed a leading reputation in finance. This is true for South Africa and the rest of Africa. In the last 12 months, the firm has been kept busy by restructuring and refinancing work, mining finance, real estate finance and Islamic finance. It has been most active in South Africa’s renewable energy boom. For example, Jackie Midlane led the team that advised Standard Bank, Nedbank and Futuregrowth in its grant of €145 million worth of facilities to Renewables Cookhouse Wind Farm for the construction and operation of Cookhouse Wind Farm.”

For more on renewable energy law, have a look at our posts on the exemptions under the latest renewable energy RFP and the cost of bidding for renewable energy projects.