Ethiopia boasts abundant natural resources that can be harnessed for energy production. However, the country faces a growing energy demand, driven by both domestic needs and a commitment to exporting electricity to East African nations and beyond. To address this, Ethiopia is currently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams, to bolster its energy infrastructure.

The private sector is permitted to participate in electricity generation from renewable sources in accordance with the investment law. Noteworthy solar, wind, and geothermal projects have been successfully procured in recent decades, with our team providing valuable guidance to international companies during the procurement and construction phases.

Our team possesses extensive experience in providing guidance to sponsors, lenders, contractors, multilateral institutions, and other financing entities on matters related to power projects, PPPs, project finance, construction, and financing.

We offer comprehensive support to clients throughout all phases of a project, including the bidding process, tax and SPV structuring, contract drafting and review, as well as advice on public procurement, land, construction, and energy laws across various infrastructure asset classes such as energy, power, telecom, oil & gas, transportation, and other infrastructures.

Our team provides assistance and counsel on:

  • Project finance
  • Energy laws
  • PPP and procurement laws
  • Construction laws and contracts
  • Land laws
  • Tax
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Public tenders support
  • Drafting project agreements, including implementation agreements, power purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, security/pledge agreements, and supplier agreements.
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