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Kumeshnie Naidoo is an Executive at ENSafrica in the project development and project finance practice.
Kumeshnie has extensive experience in the energy sector including state-run energy programmes, independent power producer arrangements and captive projects in South Africa and other countries in Africa. Kumeshnie’s experience extends to drafting and negotiation of power purchase agreements, connection agreements, government support agreements, project structuring agreements, joint venture arrangements, supply agreements, as well as other project development agreements. Kumeshnie has gained significant experience in greenfield energy projects as well as secondary market acquisitions within the energy sector. Within the projects and infrastructure sector, Kumeshnie has experience in corporate, commercial and project development aspects including early project structuring and joint venture and shareholder arrangements, secondary acquisitions and vendor and acquirer due diligences, following by the relevant acquisition implementation agreements.
Kumeshnie also has experience in various infrastructure development projects including projects within the port, energy, road, rail, public sector and cross-border sectors. Kumeshnie’s experience includes port development, concessions, gas processing and transportation, rail development and operation as well as road development both in South Africa and the rest of Africa. In this regard, Kumeshnie has transactional and regulatory experience and has advised the relevant state authorities as well as private sector in respect of such infrastructure projects.
Kumeshnie also has experience in public sector law in the areas of regulatory compliance on municipal and national level, public entities, government departments. She has over the years assisted various public entities with the procurement of goods and services, the structuring of procurement programmes and drafting and negotiation of various development agreements across industry sectors.
Kumeshnie is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:
- The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 – Projects and Infrastructure - Recommended / Key Lawyer (South Africa)
area of expertisePROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECT FINANCE
- LLB (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
- Certificate course in Advanced Company Law I and II (University of the Witwatersrand)
- Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa