AIX: Power and Renewables panellist – Dimitri Papaefstratiou, Partner, DLA Piper
Dimitri specialises in power and energy projects and has acted in connection with a number of international energy projects in Africa. He is currently advising, as project counsel, the company that owns the Damietta LNG plant in Egypt. He is also advising the lenders (including Standard Bank, EIB and OPIC) in connection with the project financing of a 70MW geothermal power plant in Kenya.
Dimitri recently advised the sponsors in connection with the acquisition and associated financing of a 414MW gas-fired power plant in Nigeria. He also advised Oando in connection with the complex multi-source financing of its $1.9bn acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ upstream assets in Nigeria.
Dimitri has also advised sponsors and lenders in connection with a number of renewable energy projects, especially solar projects (including rooftop solar transactions) and onshore and offshore wind projects. In addition, Dimitri has extensively advised clients in relation to ECA-backed financings; recently, he advised the lenders in connection with a series of ONDD-backed and SACE-backed financings of infrastructure projects in Nigeria.
Panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, 21-22 November 2016, London