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Sue BrightonPartner Gill Godlonton & Gerrans
Sue is one of the senior partners at Gill, Godlonton & Gerrans and has been a partner in the firm for over 30 years. She holds an BL and LLB (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe and LLM from Cambridge University.
Sue has a wealth of experience relating to a wide range of transactions particularly in relation to infrastructure projects, inward investments, structuring and securitisation.
Sue is recognised as a Leading Lawyer (Band 2) by Chambers Global.
She has acted for a wide range of corporate clients including Nedbank Stanbic, Standard Bank of South Africa, Standard Chartered Bank, Zimbabwe Power Corporation (ZPC), RioZim, Murowa, MBCA, Arup, Total, CABS, Tobacco Processors, Intercontinental Leaf Tobacco, Afreximbank, Manica, Unilever, Zimasco, Payserv, Trojan Nickel, Tongaat Hulett, African Distillers.
Legal Practitioner of High Court of Zimbabwe
- 300MW Kariba South Hydro Electric Power Project (Zimbabwe) – acting for ZPC (the state electricity generating company of Zimbabwe) in connection with the high profile 300MW Kariba South Hydro Power Extension Project and transmission system upgrade with Sino-Hydro in Zimbabwe. The total project size is in excess of USD500,000,000 and funded by China Eximbank and Standard Bank. The project is supported by PPAs from NamPower and ZETDC.
- 670MW Hwange Thermal Power Project (Zimbabwe) – acting for ZPC (the state electricity generating company of Zimbabwe) as international legal counsel in connection with the high profile project financing of the 2 x 335MW Hwange Thermal Power Expansion Project and joint venture with Sinohydro. The total project size is in excess of USD2,000,000,000.
- 15MW Pungwe IPP Hydro Electric Power Project (Zimbabwe) – acting for Standard Bank of South Africa in relation to a complex ECIC backed export credit facility and related IPP 15MW hydro-electric power project in Zimbabwe.
- 22MW Waste to Energy Project (Zimbabwe) – acting for Sesani in connection with a proposed 22MW Harare waste-to-energy project with the City of Harare, Zimbabwe.
- 20MW Solar Rooftop Project (Zimbabwe) – acting for Oxygen in connection with a proposed 20MW rooftop solar power project with a major financial institution and European DFI participation.