Brigette Baillie

Job Description: 
Partner
Company: 
Herbert Smith Freehills
 
Brigette Baillie is a partner at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and is based in the Johannesburg office. She specialises in energy finance and energy project development and has significant experience acting for corporates, lenders, borrowers, governments and multilateral agencies, particularly in Africa and other emerging markets. She is a specialist in the areas of non-recourse and limited recourse financing, the structuring of projects and corporate and equity finance in the power, mining and infrastructure sectors. Brigette has expertise in respect of concession and PPP agreements, power purchase agreements, construction contracts from standard form FIDIC and NEC contracts, to bespoke construction, EPC and EPCM contracts and operation and maintenance agreements.
 
Brigette enjoys a formidable reputation; she was ranked by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year 2017 in Banking Law, Corporate Law, Finance Law, Project Finance and Development Practice, Regulatory Practice – South Africa. According to Chambers Global, she is one of the most well-known names in the projects and energy field. One source commented: "She's developed into an expert on advising governments." She is also regarded as a "fantastic, go-to" lawyer for project financing.