Arun Velusami

Arun Velusami


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2135

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Arun Velusami is a partner in the firm's Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects team and Co-head of the Africa Practice. 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


Projects and Energy (Africa-wide)
Chambers Global


Foreign Expert for Nigeria
Chambers Global

2018, 2020

Projects (Foreign Expertise) UK
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


LPC, The University of Law, 1997

LL.B., London School of Economics, 1996

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Related knowledge

Africa Insights

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.

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