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Sharon Wing
Associate
Johannesburg +27 11 944 6904 swing@cov.com Download V-card

Sharon Wing is a corporate, project development and finance lawyer. Ms. Wing has experience working on traditional and renewable energy projects and corporate transactions across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

  • Represented the sponsor and project company on the 300MW Sakaka IPP photovoltaic solar project. Sakaka IPP is the first ever utility scale renewable energy project under the National Renewable Energy Program of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The project won “Middle East and Africa Power Deal of the Year” at the PFI Awards 2018.
  • Represented the project company and sponsors on the development and financing of a 208MW wind project in Norway.
  • Acted as Borrower counsel in respect of a $243 million new financing facility for the Al Ezzel Power Company, a key electricity supplier in Bahrain. The project won “Middle East and Africa Refinancing Deal of the Year” at the PFI Awards 2018.
  • Represented the sponsors in the financing of their equity contributions in respect of a 1500MW net power capacity and seawater desalination plant situated in Bahrain.
  • Representing a sponsor and the project company in the financing of an independent seawater desalination plant located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Represented the project company on various financing and operational matters relating to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project situated in Bahrain.
  • Represented a potential investor in the acquisition of an independent power transmission and electricity distribution company in southern Africa.
  • Fadhili IPP in Saudi Arabia. Represented Engie on the financing of the Fadhili project which is a combined cycled gas power plant with a capacity of 1,507 MW, located in the east of Saudi Arabia, northwest of Jubail Industrial City.
  • Represented the sponsors and project company on the development and financing of a 140 MW wind project under the round 4 of the REIPP programme in South Africa.
  • Solar Photovoltaic Project. Represented sponsors on the development of a 10MW solar photovoltaic plant in Uganda.
  • Hydropower Project. Representing the developer on the development of a 325MW hydropower plant in Zambia.
  • Coal-fired Project. Representing project company on the development and financing of a coal-fired power project in South Africa.
  • Represented a bidder on its proposal to develop and finance a 350MW photovoltaic solar power project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Advised lender on the financing of up to $150 million to SA Taxi, which will provide loans to entrepreneurs operating minibuses in South Africa.
  • 392 MW hydroelectric project in east Africa. Key tasks included drafting and reviewing various commercial agreements pertaining to the project and providing advice on various legal issues.
  • 247 MW hydroelectric project in southern Africa. Key tasks included drafting and reviewing various commercial agreements pertaining to the project and providing advice on various legal issues.