Tim De Wet
Tim De Wet is a commercial lawyer based in Johannesburg. He specialises in renewable energy and climate change matters, carbon finance, corporate, and environmental law.
He has acted in a number of merger and acquisition, corporate finance and general commercial transactions, frequently representing banks (such as First National Bank, Barclays Bank and Rand Merchant Bank), private equity funds (AIG Global Emerging Markets Fund) and other commercial entities (such as Siemens, Glenrand MIB, Areva, Globeleq, AECI Limited). He has advised a number of clients (including in the insurance, mining, energy, engineering and telecommunications fields) in relation to the restructuring of their operations in South Africa, particularly with regard to implementing BEE requirements.
He has been involved with the teams advising BNP Paribas and the Industrial Development Corporation on two of the first significant carbon financing transactions in South Africa and acts for a number of renewable energy developers engaged in wind and solar projects in South Africa, covering a full range of issues including structuring local joint ventures, acquiring pre-developed renewables portfolios, site acquisition, advising on regulatory and licensing issues including grid connection, black economic empowerment requirements and bankability requirements generally
Tim obtained the BCom and LLB degrees as well as the post-graduate diploma in taxation from the University of Natal and has studied towards a Masters degree in environmental law. He was admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer and is a director in the Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions department in our Sandton office. Before joining us in 1999, he practised as an attorney in Durban for a number of years as a general commercial lawyer specialising in property (especially the development of leasehold land) corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He is also the partner in charge of the Sandton office’s general environmental law practice (in which capacity environmental law support is provided to other practice areas in the firm).