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Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Carey-Anne Jennings to join its market leading global project finance practice as a director in Johannesburg.

Carey-Anne specialises in debt and equity aspects of project finance and public private partnerships. She has advised clients on limited recourse project finance transactions (including across the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors), equity investments, partnerships and joint ventures as well as syndicated and term loans.

Herbert Smith Freehills is well-known for its top-tier projects and project finance practice globally. It has also become one of the 'go-to' firms in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors in South Africa since the opening of its Johannesburg office in 2015.

Jean Meijer, the firm’s Johannesburg Managing Partner, commented:

"We are delighted to welcome Carey-Anne to our project finance practice in Johannesburg. Led by Brigette Baillie, the practice continues to see impressive growth in the local and broader African market. Carey-Anne brings over a decade of experience in project finance with considerable expertise in renewable energy and infrastructure projects. This strategic hire reflects our commitment to recruiting the best talent to support our growth into markets where we are seeing increasing client demand and opportunity."

Carey-Anne commented:

“I am thrilled to join leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, and to work with some of the greatest minds in the industry.  I am inspired by the practical and supportive culture of the firm and encouraged by its values. I am looking forward to assisting the firm's clients in achieving their goals particularly as they relate to the energy and infrastructure sectors."

Carey-Anne is a key hire which bolsters the firms on-the-ground presence and expertise in Johannesburg. The firm provides a true pan-African finance offering through a growing South African team coupled with the firm’s Africa specialists located in London and Paris

Herbert Smith Freehills has a track record of advising on some of the most complex project financings in Africa. The firm was named Africa Project Finance Team of the Year 2021 at the IFLR Africa Awards and also advised the lenders on the award-winning Beitbridge Border Post Modernisation Project in Zimbabwe, which was named Africa Project Finance Deal of the Year 2021.

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Jean Meijer

Managing Partner, Johannesburg

Jean Meijer
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Carey-Anne Jennings

Director, Johannesburg

Carey-Anne Jennings