Arun Velusami

Arun Velusami

Partner
London

Email arun.velusami@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2135

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupFinance

Arun Velusami is a partner in the firm's Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects team. Arun has advised governments, developers and lenders in a variety of energy projects with a particular focus on power projects in Africa.

These include renewable energy projects (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal), thermal projects (fuel oil, gas and coal) and hydro-power projects. He also has experience of cross border power trading arrangements and captive power generation projects.

Awards and recognitions

2018-2019

Projects and Energy (Africa-wide)
Chambers Global

2018

Foreign Expert for Nigeria
Chambers Global

2018

Projects (Foreign Expertise) UK
Chambers Global

Education and admissions

Education

LPC, College of Law, 1997

LL.B., London School of Economics, 1996

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Kpone IPP, Ghana – advising a private equity fund in relation to the power purchase and fuel supply arrangements for a 340MW power project in Ghana.

Athi River Power Plant, Kenya – advising lenders to this 80 MW IPP, including conducting due diligence in relation to the project and construction agreements.

MASEN, Morocco – advising on Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the Moroccan Government’s Solar Plant, in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

Coal fired power plant, Mozambique - advising sponsors in relation to the structuring, power purchase agreement and coal supply aspects of a 150MW coal (CFB) power station.

Azura-Edo IPP, Nigeria – advising an equity investor in relation to 450MW Azura Azura power project. Azura-Edo IPP, Nigeria – advising an equity investor in relation to 450MW Azura power project. 

Eko Disco Privatisation, Nigeria – advising West Power and Gas in relation to its successful bid for Eko Disco. 

Makeni Bioethanol and Power project, Sierra Leone –advising a consortium of DFIs on the financing and construction aspects of an ethanol plant and combined heat and power project.

Mbeya Power Project, Tanzania – advising a developer in relation to the development, construction and financing of a coal fired power project.

CEC power trading, Zambia and DRC – advising CEC in relation to the sale of power from Zambia to mines in the DRC, involving SNEL’s transmission and distribution network.

Mine power purchase, Zambia and DRC – advising a mine in relation to its power purchase and wheeling arrangements.

Latest thinking and events

Events

Africa Forum London 2019

Hogan Lovells Publications

Growing our German Africa Practice

Africa Energy Forum

Hogan Lovells Publications

Africa Forum South Africa 2018

Events

Africa Forum Johannesburg 2018

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