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Alessandra Pardini



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Alessandra Pardini



Alessandra specialises in project development for project finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sector. She has substantial experience in structuring the commercial agreements for such transactions as well as drafting and negotiating the operational arrangements, in particular, in respect of various international form engineering, procurement and construction contracts, operation and maintenance contracts, power purchase agreements and bespoke public private partnership arrangements.

Alessandra also has expertise in equity and debt financing a well as mergers and acquisitions transactions in the mining and resources sectors. Alessandra has co-authored various articles, including some focused on finding energy solutions for the mining sector. She is a regular lecturer and facilitator on all forms of construction contracts for clients, industry bodies and academic institutions.
Her expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal. She is also a leading lawyer in the IFLR1000 Women Leaders Guide 2022.

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Admitted as an Attorney, South Africa, 2008


Certificate in Advanced Company Law I & II (cum laude), University of Witwatersrand, 2009

Certificate in Competition Law, University of the Witwatersrand, 2007

LLB, University of Cape Town, 2005

BA, University of Cape Town, 2003


Published work

  • B Spargo, A Pardini & G Rapson. (2017) “Captive power a solution for uncertain closure and rehabilitation costs?” South Africa: Euromoney LMG Expert Guides
  • A Pardini, M Lengane, G Rapson, K Collier & M Spalding. (2016) “Captive Power: An Energy Solution for the Mining Sector?” South Africa: Mining Review Africa