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Daryn Webb

Partner | Johannesburg

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Overview

Daryn Webb is a Partner in our Johannesburg office and a member of the Project Finance Practice.

He specialises in project and infrastructure as well as corporate, project and other finance. His experience has included general corporate and commercial law as well as mergers and acquisitions. Daryn has led teams that advised on the financing of various significant black economic empowerment equity transactions. Outside of South Africa, Daryn has advised on transactions in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Experience

Daryn Advised

  • International Finance Corporation and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, as international counsel, in respect of a proposed public private partnership for the delivery of certain public laboratory services at five hospitals.
  • The South African Department of Energy in relation to all its IPP Procurement Programmes.
  • On the financing of gas and power plant infrastructure in Mozambique for Matola Gas Company and Gigawatt Mozambique.
  • On the Financing of the Gautrain Rapid Link Project and various other public private partnerships.
  • Gigawatt Mozambique S.A, on its 100MW gas fired power station in Mozambique.  The project consisted of the financing, development, design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, ownership, operation and maintenance of a 100MW gas fired power station in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique.  Bowmans acted and continues to act as legal counsel to Gigawatt Mozambique, SA in Phase 2 of the Project.  Named as Deal of the Year by African Investor for 2016.
  • A pre-qualified consortium in respect of a proposed public private partnership for new prisons in South Africa.
  • The project company in respect of the first public private partnership for office accommodation (DTI Campus) in South Africa.

Awards

  • Chambers and Partners ranked Daryn in Band 1 for Projects & Energy (South Africa) for eight consecutive years (2017 to 2024) and in Band 2 for the same category in 2015 and 2016. Daryn is also ranked in Band 4 for Projects & Energy (Africa-wide) for the past seven years (2017 to 2023) and ranked in Band 5 for Projects & Energy (Africa-wide) in 2024.
  • IFLR1000’s Financial and Corporate Guide rated Daryn as a Highly Regarded Lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency, Project Development, Banking, Project Finance and M&A, particularly in the Energy, Transport and Social Infrastructure sectors, for five consecutive years (2018 to 2022) and rated him as a Leading Lawyer in 2015 and 2016.
  • Legal500 consistently ranked Daryn as a Leading Individual in Projects and Infrastructure for the past six years (2019 to 2024) and prior to that, as a Recommended Lawyer (2017) and in Tier 1 (2015) for the same category.
  • Daryn was recognised by Who’s Who Legal in its 2019 edition of Thought Leaders Global Elite for Government Contracts and Project Finance and in the 2018 edition for Government Contracts and Project Finance.
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers 2017 for Banking and Finance Law.

‘Daryn Webb is a very experienced lawyer with great commercial awareness.’ – Chambers and Partners, 2024

‘Excellent expertise in the field of infrastructure from Shamilah Grimwood-Norley and Daryn Webb. They also seem to have a good network within Africa.’ – Legal 500, 2024

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Overview

Daryn Webb is a Partner in our Johannesburg office and a member of the Project Finance Practice.

He specialises in project and infrastructure as well as corporate, project and other finance. His experience has included general corporate and commercial law as well as mergers and acquisitions. Daryn has led teams that advised on the financing of various significant black economic empowerment equity transactions. Outside of South Africa, Daryn has advised on transactions in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Experience

Daryn Advised

  • International Finance Corporation and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, as international counsel, in respect of a proposed public private partnership for the delivery of certain public laboratory services at five hospitals.
  • The South African Department of Energy in relation to all its IPP Procurement Programmes.
  • On the financing of gas and power plant infrastructure in Mozambique for Matola Gas Company and Gigawatt Mozambique.
  • On the Financing of the Gautrain Rapid Link Project and various other public private partnerships.
  • Gigawatt Mozambique S.A, on its 100MW gas fired power station in Mozambique.  The project consisted of the financing, development, design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, ownership, operation and maintenance of a 100MW gas fired power station in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique.  Bowmans acted and continues to act as legal counsel to Gigawatt Mozambique, SA in Phase 2 of the Project.  Named as Deal of the Year by African Investor for 2016.
  • A pre-qualified consortium in respect of a proposed public private partnership for new prisons in South Africa.
  • The project company in respect of the first public private partnership for office accommodation (DTI Campus) in South Africa.

Awards

  • Chambers and Partners ranked Daryn in Band 1 for Projects & Energy (South Africa) for eight consecutive years (2017 to 2024) and in Band 2 for the same category in 2015 and 2016. Daryn is also ranked in Band 4 for Projects & Energy (Africa-wide) for the past seven years (2017 to 2023) and ranked in Band 5 for Projects & Energy (Africa-wide) in 2024.
  • IFLR1000’s Financial and Corporate Guide rated Daryn as a Highly Regarded Lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency, Project Development, Banking, Project Finance and M&A, particularly in the Energy, Transport and Social Infrastructure sectors, for five consecutive years (2018 to 2022) and rated him as a Leading Lawyer in 2015 and 2016.
  • Legal500 consistently ranked Daryn as a Leading Individual in Projects and Infrastructure for the past six years (2019 to 2024) and prior to that, as a Recommended Lawyer (2017) and in Tier 1 (2015) for the same category.
  • Daryn was recognised by Who’s Who Legal in its 2019 edition of Thought Leaders Global Elite for Government Contracts and Project Finance and in the 2018 edition for Government Contracts and Project Finance.
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers 2017 for Banking and Finance Law.

‘Daryn Webb is a very experienced lawyer with great commercial awareness.’ – Chambers and Partners, 2024

‘Excellent expertise in the field of infrastructure from Shamilah Grimwood-Norley and Daryn Webb. They also seem to have a good network within Africa.’ – Legal 500, 2024

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