Trinity has experience in the complete spectrum of financing arrangements (including corporate, leverage, project and mining finance) for a wide range of clients from commercial banks to development finance institutions and export credit agencies as well as having advised sponsors and developers.

Trinity and its team are highly rated for financing work in emerging markets including Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.  In relation to Africa, Trinity is rated by leading legal guides including the Legal 500 which describes Trinity as “one of the best firms active in the African continent” and having “unparalleled knowledge of Africa” and IFLR 1000 where the firm is ranked in Tier 1 the firm is noted as ranking “well ahead of all other law firms in terms of depth of experience and quality of advice” for its work on the financing of significant projects in Africa.

Although we currently act on transactions with an aggregate capital value of over US$40 billion, our flexibility as a team allows us to act on a spectrum of transaction ranging from a few million dollars to billions.

Some of the recent power projects that Trinity has advised on include: 

  • Wind farm (Kenya): Acting for African Development Bank, European Investment Bank, FMO, DEG, PTA Bank, East African Development Bank, EKF, The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited and Nedbank Capital Limited in relation to the €623m financing of the Lake Turkana 310MW wind farm in Kenya.
  • Commercial centre (Cameroon): Advising a leading French DFI and African commercial bank on the financing and construction of a shopping mall in Douala, Cameroon.
  • Olkaria III Geothermal IPP (Kenya): Advising the lenders FMO, DEG, Proparco, EAIF in relation to the financing of the Olkaria III geothermal project in Kenya.
  • Gas-Fired IPP (Mozambique): Advising the lenders in relation to the financing of the Gigawatt gas-fired IPP in Mozambique.
  • Solar (Burundi): Advising the lenders with respect to a the first solar PV IPP in Burundi. to a 7.5MW solar PV plant in Mubuga, Burundi.
  • Peat IPP (Rwanda): Acting for the senior lenders and, separately the mezzanine lenders, in respect of the financing of the 80MW peat-fired Hakan power plant in Rwanda.

 

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