Kieran Whyte

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Kieran Whyte

Baker McKenzie, South Africa

Kieran Whyte is a partner and head of Baker McKenzie’s Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group in Johannesburg. He has over 32 years of experience working in South Africa and Africa, with particular focus on energy and infrastructure projects. Kieran represents project sponsors, developers, contractors and lenders in complex greenfield and brownfield developments, advising on citing, permitting and regulatory concerns. He has advised on numerous first-of-its-kind projects associated with the South Africa government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme.

Kieran’s energy experience includes power generation, oil and gas, with particular focus on renewable energy and clean technology, coal baseload and gas, in South Africa and Southern Africa. In the infrastructure sector, he has experience in road, rail and social infrastructure transactions. Kieran is also a seasoned lawyer in matters concerning PPP and concession agreements, project strategy and structuring EPC contracts including standard and bespoke forms of contracts, operation and maintenance contracts, fuel purchase and sale agreements and related matters. He is also experienced in advising clients from various sectors across the full spectrum of the project value chain.