Why fit-for-purpose shareholders agreements are critical to your project’s bankability
[Note aux francophones : Cliquez ici pour voir une version du webinaire avec sous-titres et diapositives en français. Sélectionnez le drapeau français dans la barre de navigation ci-dessus pour afficher cette page en français.]
Shareholder agreements are a necessary part of developing private renewable energy projects, but for anyone not familiar with the processes involved and the associated legal jargon they can be confusing, if not daunting.
On 7 May 2020, REPP hosted a capacity-building webinar focusing on the common threads that run through any clause-by-clause discussion of shareholder agreements, to better prepare developers for these critical conversations.
The aim of the webinar was to help participants to:
- develop a clear understanding of the role and importance of quality governance;
- acquire concrete knowledge and awareness of developers’ obligations and rights;
- learn why shareholders agreements are critical to enabling financing.
The webinar was primarily aimed at renewable energy developers in Africa, but also other stakeholders such as regulators and local finance providers keen to get a flavour of market practice.
- Karl Upston-Hooper, General Counsel, Camco Clean Energy
- Joanne Elson, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
- Tinashe Makoni, Senior Counsel, SunFunder
86% of participants rated the webinar as very satisfactory.
- Slide deck for Joanne Elson’s presentation (English version)
- Slide deck for Joanne Elson’s presentation (French version)
- Shareholders agreements: key considerations for renewable energy project developers (post webinar Q&A with Joanne Elson and Tinashe Makoni)