Authors: Martin Kavanagh, Joanne Elson, Josh Attard and Beatrice McGuire

For Africa-focussed developers and sponsors in the ‘green’ energy market, enabling financing and ensuring that the contracts that they enter into are ‘bankable’ is of fundamental importance.

Following on from the release of our guide to the alternative funding options available to support renewable energy projects in Africa, we have produced a handy checklist which sets out the key considerations you should bear in mind when negotiating and entering into various project contracts, to help ensure that the impact of risk allocation on the overall “bankability” of your project is coherent and balanced.

We hope that this checklist provides you with a better understanding of the key ‘bankability’ issues when structuring your project. The interaction of the various project contracts is key to this exercise and therefore it is vital to seek appropriate legal, tax, technical, insurance, environmental and commercial advice from the outset.

We would be delighted to discuss any aspect of this checklist or the guide in more depth, as well as have a more general conversation with you on how we can help you achieve your strategic goals in the Africa renewable energy space.

You can download the checklist here.


For more information, please contact Martin Kavanagh or Joanne Elson, or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact:

Martin Kavanagh
Martin Kavanagh
Partner, London
+44 20 7466 2062
Joanne Elson
Joanne Elson
Senior Associate, London
+44 20 7466 2802