Changing of the Guard: South Africa
Special Legal ConsultantWashington, D.C.
He is a Special Legal Consultant in Orrick’s Energy & Infrastructure Group, based in the Washington, D.C., office.
Rajen advises governments, Fortune 500 companies, state utilities, private equity firms, donor funding institutions, as well as leading local and international companies with interests in Africa. His Africa specific experience has included Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He has substantial experience representing foreign clients from five continents operating in Africa, including lenders, developers, contractors and investors.
Prior to joining Orrick, he spent 12 years practicing in tier 1 international law firms, having held various senior positions including that of Administrative Partner, Head of Africa Practice and Senior Partner: Energy and Infrastructure. He also previously led Rajen Ranchhoojee Attorneys, a sole proprietor firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Rajen was recognized by Chambers Global 2016 as a leading Projects and Energy lawyer in South Africa.