Tasneem Essop

Consultant

EMAIL

tasneem@shanduattorneys.co.za

TEL

27 (0)72 745 5556

EDUCATION

LLB (Bachelor of Laws) cum laude – University of Witwatersrand.

BACKGROUND

Tasneem began her career as a Candidate Attorney in 2010 at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and was appointed as an Associate in 2012. She practiced in the Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Real Estate Department and is an admitted Attorney and Conveyancer specialising in all aspects of Commercial Property Law. Tasneem also has experience in project finance and renewable energy transactions.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Disposal and acquisition of property
  • Property transfers (Conventional and Sectional Title transfers)
  • Structuring and restructuring of commercial property transactions
  • Property consolidations, subdivisions and township establishment
  • Sale and leaseback transactions
  • Project finance and renewable energy
Commercial Property
  • Drafting and vetting title deeds, bonds and guarantees.
  • Advising clients on several aspects of sectional title legislation.
  • Experience in the practice and procedure of the Deeds Registry.
  • Drafting and vetting of various agreements, including sale of land agreements, lease agreements, long-term lease agreements and tender documentation.
  • Assisted in advising a South African client on the development of the Maroeladal Township (Extension 33, 48 and 49) and the registration thereof. This included applications for subdivision and consolidation.
  • Assisted in advising Abland on various developments including Alice Lane and Stone Ridge Office Park.
Project Finance and Renewable Energy
  • Assisted in advising Italgest on the development of a solar photovoltaic power facility in Gauteng, South Africa. Mandate includes the drafting, negotiation and bringing to execution of all financing documents and project documents pursuant to the IPP
    Procurement Programme.
  • Assisting in advising Building Energy on the development, financing, construction, commissioning and operation of three solar photovoltaic power plants. Mandate includes the drafting, negotiation and bringing to execution of all financing documents and project documents pursuant to the IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Assisted in advising Fotowatio on the development, financing, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of a 75MW solar photovoltaic power plant pursuant to the IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Assisted in advising Eskom Holdings SOC Limited in respect of its possible participation in the development, construction and operation of a transmission backbone in Mozambique.
  • Assisted in advising ESSE on the development, financing, construction and operation of seven photovoltaic power plants. The mandate included the drafting, negotiation and bringing to execution of all financing documents and project documents pursuant to the IPP Procurement Programme.
  • Assisted in advising Eskom Holdings SOC Limited on the conclusion of a Power Purchase Agreement in respect of a gas-fired power plant in Mozambique.
  • Assisted in advising Exxaro Resources Limited on the development, financing, construction and operation of five renewable energy generating facilities pursuant to the IPP Procurement Programme.