Ross is head of corporate, mergers and acquisitions and leads a team of close to 100 lawyers.
Ross is a leading corporate lawyer in South Africa with 20 years of experience acting for well-known South African and international mining, commercial and industrial companies with a particular focus on the energy sector.
Ross has been the senior corporate lawyer on approximately 30 of the practice’s renewables projects in Rounds 1, 2 ,3 and 3A of the SA renewables procurement programme (REIPP), acting for both sponsors and lenders, and has focussed particularly on solar PV, solar CSP and wind projects. Amongst others Ross was lead partner on the successful Kalkbult, Linde and Dreunberg solar PV projects representing consortiums of investors including Scatec Solar AS, Norfund, The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited and Old Mutual. The Linde and Dreunberg projects were the first two projects to achieve financial close in Round 2 of the REIPP. Ross was also lead corporate lawyer on the Khi CSP Project which was innovative in implementing the latest tower technology and was awarded Project Finance Deal of the Year.
Key clients include Nike, Transnet, AfriSam, General Cable, SacOil Holdings, WSP Group, Publicis, Huge Group, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, Public Investment Corporation, Standard Bank, Old Mutual, Scatec Solar AS, Norfund, GDF Suez and Ilangalethu Solar Power.
Ross has been listed as a leading lawyer in the financial and corporate space by IFLR1000, 2016. He was also recognised as a Leading Lawyer by International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) / Petroleum Economist: Energy and Infrastructure Guide, 2014.
Ross holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (English and Economics) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (English) in the first class from the University of Cape Town, Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand and Master of Laws with dual distinction from the University of Oxford.