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Robin Mizrahi
Partner
London +44 20 7067 2050 rmizrahi@cov.com Download V-card

Robin Mizrahi’s practice focuses on project development and finance, privatisations, and acquisitions in the power and renewable energy sector, as well as the water, transportation, oil and gas, mining, and industrial sectors.

Mr. Mizrahi advises sponsors, lenders, and government entities in connection with the development and financing of large projects, with a focus on emerging markets, including Africa, Middle-East, and Eastern Europe.

  • Advised Sithe Energies and Industrial Promotion Services (an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) in connection with the development and the U.S. $682 million debt financing of the 250 MW Bujagali hydroelectric power project on the River Nile, Uganda's first IPP. This is one of the largest power sector project financings in Sub-Saharan Africa, with financing involving 10 lenders before syndication and was named "African Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance Magazine.
  • Advised Morocco state-owned utility Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE) in connection with the U.S. $2.6 billion Safi project, a 1320 MW clean-coal-fired IPP in Morocco. The transaction was named "North African Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International and "African Power deal of the Year" by Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance Magazine.
  • Advised a consortium formed by AES and Mitsui on the development and financing of the 370 MW gas-fired Amman East power project (which is Jordan's first IPP) and the 250 MW HFO/Gas IPP4 power project, both in Jordan.
  • Advised Morocco state-owned utility Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE) in respect of the U.S. $590 million, 300 MW Tarfaya Wind Project, at the time the largest wind project in Africa.
  • Advised sponsors in connection with two PV solar IPP projects in Jordan, each with a capacity in excess of 50 MW.
  • Advised the lenders to a sponsor group in connection with the Umm Al Hayman waste water project in Kuwait.  
  • Advised AES in connection with the sale to Actis and Globeleq of majority interests in Sonel (Cameroon's electricity utility) as well as in the 86 MW HFO Dibamba and the 216 MW gas fired Kribi power plants, which are Cameroon's first IPPs.
  • Advised Sithe and IPS as sponsors in connection with the development of the 147 MW Ruzizi III hydroelectric power project involving Burundi, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda.
  • Advised Globeleq in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in the Songas project, a natural gas pipeline and 148.5 MW power plant in Tanzania, and the subsequent 70 MW expansion of the project. Songas is Tanzania's first IPP.
  • Advised the lenders to the 270 MW Moatize Coal IPP project developed in Mozambique by ACWA and Vale to supply electricity to the Moatize mine and to Electricidade de Moçambique, E.P.
  • Advised a developer in connection with the 358 MW Ruhudji hydroelectric power project in Tanzania.
  • Advised Nedbank, ABSA, and SMBC as lenders on the 100 MW Dorper wind power project in South Africa.
  • Advised Sithe, PSEG, and Marubeni in connection with the development and financing of the 470MW Radès gas-fired power plant, Tunisia's first IPP.
  • Advised the developer of a floating LNG receiving terminal offshore Tema, in Ghana.
  • Advised Morocco state-owned utility Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE) in connection with the U.S. $1.4 billion, 700 MW extension of the existing 1,350 MW coal-fired power project at Jorf Lasfar, Morocco (Morocco's first IPP). This project was named "African Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance Magazine.
  • Advised Globeleq and Eskom in connection with the privatization and management of the Uganda Electricity Distribution Company.
  • Advised Globeleq in connection with development and financing of the 120 MW expansion of the 220 MW Kribi gas fired IPP in Cameroon.
  • Advised AES in connection with its acquisition of Enron's majority interest in the 290 MW barge-mounted electricity generation project to be located at the Egbin power station near Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Advised a developer in connection with a proposed investment in wind power projects with a total capacity of 140 MW in Kenya.
  • Advised a developer in connection with a proposed investment in a 125 MW coal fired IPP project in Senegal.
  • Advised a developer in connection with a 50 MW gas fired IP in Uganda.
  • Advised AES Kyivoblenergo and AES Rivneenergo, two Ukrainian electricity distribution companies, in connection with the financing by the IFC of a five-year investment plan.
  • Advised Globeleq in connection with its acquisition of the Kelvin independent power project in Johannesburg, which became South Africa's first IPP.
  • Advised AES in connection with a proposal for the development of a 220 MW gas-fired power project in Bonyere, Ghana.
  • Advised a developer in connection with the proposed acquisition of the 683 MW (each) Port Said, Gulf Suez, and Sidi Krir IPPs in Egypt.
  • Advised AES in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in Sonel, Cameroon's integrated electricity utility, and its bid for Senelec, Senegal's integrated electric utility.
  • Advised ABB Structured Finance in connection with its financing of a portion of the equity for the approximately U.S. $900 million Ohanet gas processing facility in Algeria.
  • Advised AES Entek in connection with the proposed acquisition of a renewable power project in Turkey.
  • Advised AES Entek in connection with the development of a cogeneration project in Turkey.
  • Advised Songas in connection with the proposed expansion and financing of its natural gas processing facility in Tanzania.
  • Advised AES in connection with the development of a 330 MW coal-fired IPP on Borsod, Hungary.
  • Advised AES and Mitsui in connection with the tender for the 100 MW Fujeij wind power project in Jordan.
  • Advised a consortium led by AES in connection with the tender for the 4000 MW Qurayyah IPP project in Saudi Arabia.
  • Advised a consortium led by AES in connection with the tender for the 1500 MW Sur IPP project in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Advised a developer in connection with a bid for a carbon capture project in the UK.
  • Advised Société Générale, Bank Hapoalim, Nedbank, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), and Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) in connection with the financing of a gold mining project in Uzbekistan.
  • Advised a developer in connection with its bid for a 2000 MW power project in Algeria.
  • Advised Siemens Westinghouse in connection with the sale of its interest in a power plant in the Mojave Desert in the United States.
  • Advised a sponsor on its investment in the U.S. $650 million Seacom fiber optic cable system connecting South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, India, and Marseille, France. The deal was named "African Telecoms Deal of the Year" by Project Finance Magazine.
  • Chambers Global, Projects & Energy - Africa (2016-2018)
  • Chambers Global, Projects and "Foreign Expert" - UK (2016-2018)
  • Chambers UK, Projects & Energy (2014-2018)
  • Legal 500 UK, Projects & Energy and Power (Incl. Electricity, Nuclear and Renewables) (2017)
  • Legal 500 UK, "Leading Individual" in Emerging Markets (2014-2017)