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Lisa Kahimbaara is a South African qualified associate in the Project Development and Finance practice with experience in South African and cross border project finance, general banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, and commercial law.

Ms. Kahimbaara advises a broad range of clients including financial institutions, project sponsors and shareholders, state-owned entities and listed companies in the power (including renewable energy), mining, transport, healthcare, and infrastructure sectors.

  • Representation of International Finance Corporation and a syndicate comprising of other development finance institutions and commercial lenders in connection with the financing of the U.S. $1 billion expansion of the Indorama Eleme Fertiliser and Chemical Production Plant at Eleme, near Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
  • Representation of the Development Bank of Southern Africa in relation to the provision of BEE funding to African Rainbow Energy and Power (Pty) Ltd for the acquisition of equity in nine renewable energy projects in terms of the South African Department of Energy’s Round 4 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement programme.
  • Advising the consortium consisting of the Power Matla group and German manufacturer of power transformers, SGB-SMIT, in relation to their acquisition from JSE-listed company Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) of its 80% stake in Powertech Transformers Proprietary Limited.
  • Representation of The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited and Futuregrowth Asset Management in relation to the financing of a private hospital in Bloemfontein.
  • Representation of The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited in relation to the funding of the acquisition by Busamed Gateway Private Hospital and Hillcrest Private Hospitals.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces