Energy Legal Services



Energy legal services


Africa faces enormous energy challenges, offering rewarding possibilities to develop and invest in energy projects. As such, it’s best to find a legal advisor with the knowledge and experience in the energy sector to ensure a successful outcome.

Inlexso has extensive experience in all legal aspects of the Renewable Energy such as development of renewable energy projects for private offtake,  Independent Power Producer Programme (RE-IPPP), energy saving projects and other renewable energy spheres. We have extensive experience in all legal aspects relating to the implementation and execution of renewable energy projects pre- and post-financial close, during construction and post commercial operation which gives us an edge over traditional law firms. We advise on and assist with all legal aspects of renewable energy projects. Apart from our extensive expertise in renewable energy projects we also offer extremely competitive rates that adds to an energy project’s profitability. We have first-hand knowledge and experience in project development, financing, management, construction, operational and maintenance contracts, and corporate transactions.


Our services include the drafting, review, negotiation, and finalisation of:
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Wheeling arrangements
  • Long term property lease agreements
  • Licensing and consents
  • Project development agreements
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreements
  • Operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements
  • Project finance agreements (local and international funders)
  • Implementation Agreements
  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Shareholder loan/finance agreements
  • Securitisation Agreements (Pledges, Cessions, Special and Ordinary Notarial Bonds)
  • Use of System Agreements
  • Budget Quotes
  • Servitudes/Way Leaves
  • Wake Loss Agreements
Furthermore, our energy legal services extend to:
  • Legal due diligence
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate law (Memorandum of Incorporation and Shareholders’ Agreements)
  • Bid preparation and submission
  • Project finance and financial closure
  • Project execution support (Unpacking of all project agreements required for post financial
  • close work streams)
  • Legal Opinions
  • Dispute resolution and case management
Our Experience

Our team of admitted attorneys and advocates has over 50 years of local and international commercial experience. Our clients include both listed and unlisted South African entities, tertiary institutions, mining houses and steel manufacturers. Some practical examples of matters that we have been and are involved with are:

  • Drafting and negotiating various joint ventures
  • Acquisition of energy projects
  • Instrumental in bid submission, reaching financial close and
  • project execution in two successful bids in the REIPPP projects;


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