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Trinity advises lenders on 80MW peat-fired power plant in Rwanda January 31, 2017 Trinity has advised a group of senior, and under a separate instruction mezzanine, lenders in relation to the US$350 million financing of an 80 megawatt (MW) peat to power project in Rwanda.  The power plant, once built, will significantly increase Rwanda’s on-grid electricity. The group of lenders includes Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), which arranged senior debt of US$225 million and Finnfund, the Finnish development agency, who arranged the mezzanine debt tranche. Other lenders include the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank), the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and the Export-Import Bank of India. The sponsors, advised by Clifford Chance LLP, are Hakan Mining and Electricity Generation Company Limited, a Turkish power generation company, and Quantum Power Limited (QP), an international investment fund. The project utilises Rwanda’s significant peat reserves and will alleviate the need for Rwanda to rely on expensive fuel imports in the future.  Whilst Rwanda is one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, three-quarters of its population remains off-grid.  The construction of the project aims to increase that significantly in a bid to boost economic growth yet further. The Trinity team was led by Simon Norris and Barry Burland with assistance from Andrew Gray and Tamila ...

Trinity promotions January 2017 January 31, 2017 Trinity has promoted Harvinder Deol to Counsel and Jo Sykes to Senior Associate effective as of January 2017.  Harvinder and Jo both joined Trinity in October 2014 as associates.  Harvinder ...

Trinity advises sponsors on landmark Amandi IPP in Ghana December 14, 2016 Trinity has advised Amandi Energy Limited (“Amandi Energy”) on the $552 million Amandi Energy Power Plant (the “Amandi Project”), a 197.4 MW combined cycle, dual-fuel power project situated in Aboadze, Ghana. ...

Lucy Johnson joins Trinity team November 22, 2016 Trinity is pleased to announce the hiring of Lucy Johnson who joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills in London where she trained and qualified as a solicitor in their ...

East Africa off-grid solar PV financing November 7, 2016 Trinity is pleased to have advised a syndicate of debt funds, led by resonsAbility Investment AG (one of the world’s leading asset managers specialising in development-related sectors of emerging economies) ...

Trinity International – Paris Office October 3, 2016 Trinity International LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its Paris office. Trinity International SELARL (Trinity Paris) will be open as of 3rd October 2016 and is regulated by the ...

Trinity advises on first solar PV plant in Uganda March 28, 2016 Trinity is pleased to announce that it acted as legal advisors to Access Uganda Solar Limited (“Access”), on its 10MW solar power project in Soroti District, Uganda, which reached financial ...

Trinity advises Sponsors on landmark Nigerian power transaction January 14, 2016 The 450MW Azura-Edo IPP in Edo State, Nigeria, reached financial close at the end of December 2015. Trinity acted as international legal adviser to the project company for over four and ...

Trinity advises European DFIs on two important agricultural transactions in emerging markets December 22, 2015 DRC – Sustainable Palm Oil  Trinity is pleased to confirm that it has advised a syndicate of four Development Finance Institutions (‘DFIs‘) in respect of a US$49 million facility for the ...

Trinity International LLP increases partnership to six, promotes two associates to Counsel and announces two further lateral hires December 22, 2015 Trinity International LLP (“Trinity”) is pleased to announce the internal promotion of Jennifer Gladstone to partner.  Jennifer joined Trinity from Linklaters LLP, where she trained and qualified. Jennifer was a Managing Associate ...