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Pippa  Reyburn

Pippa Reyburn

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Pippa Reyburn is an Executive at ENS and heads the Public Law practice area.  She specialises in public procurement, public sector financial management, infrastructure projects (including public private partnerships), as well as structures of government, public sector corporate governance and transactions, and constitutional and administrative law. Some of Pippa’s other areas of experience include energy law, municipal law and education law.

Pippa is an expert in Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) advisory, regulatory and compliance, in particular as it applies in the context of public sector procurement and transactions across a wide variety of industries, in accordance with public procurement and B-BBEE legislation.

Pippa advises government clients, international development finance institutions and the private sector. Since 2010, Pippa has been one of the lead legal advisors to the South African government on its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme and other Independent Power Producer Procurement Programmes conducted by the Department of Energy.

Pippa has acted for corporate clients and the public sector on regulatory matters pertaining to energy, corporatisation, privatisation and restructuring, electronic communications, broadcasting and water, and has assisted a variety of African clients in applying for broadcasting, telecommunications service and electricity-related licences.

Pippa’s experience includes legislative drafting, the drafting and interpretation of procurement documentation and policies, and the resolution of procurement-related disputes. She is also a commissioner of the small claims court in Alexandra, South Africa.

She is the co-author of a chapter on public procurement in Constitutional Law of South Africa. She holds training workshops for various clients and young lawyers participating in the Black Lawyers Association’s Commercial Law Programme on the right of access to information, administrative justice, public sector law, as well as for financial institutions transacting with the public sector.

Pippa is also recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:

  • Chambers Global Guide 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 – Public Law (South Africa)
  • IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide; (including Energy and Infrastructure), Project development - 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 – Expert Consultant (South Africa)
  • Best Lawyers® 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 – Corporate Law, Administrative and Public Law; 2023 - Public Finance Law; 2020 - Lawyer of the Year (South Africa)
  • Who’s Who Legal 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 – Government Contracts (South Africa)
  • Who’s Who Legal 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 – Public Procurement (South Africa)