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Ashen Jugoo, Partner

Ashen Jugoo

Partner Fasken
The scale, complexity and risk inherent in infrastructure projects requires innovative approaches to financing and procurement.
Jurisdiction South Africa, 2004
Language(s) English
Office(s) Johannesburg


Ashen Jugoo is a leading finance, projects and energy lawyer in South Africa and a partner in the Johannesburg Finance and Projects team. Ashen is named as the “Lawyer of the Year” for Project Finance and Development Practice by Best Lawyers, 2022 edition.

Ashen has extensive experience in project and infrastructure finance, corporate finance and project development and has also advised lenders and sponsors on public-private partnerships. He focuses on projects in the power and energy, mining, transport, telecommunications and information technology areas and advises clients on African, South African and cross-border transactions.

Ashen advises on all aspects of limited recourse financing and corporate finance. His expertise extends to engineering, procurement and construction and advises on EPC contracts, EPCM agreements, turbine supply contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, technical service agreements, power purchase agreements.

Clients praise Ashen in being “extremely pro-active in that he anticipates and provides solutions in reaction to problems on a transaction for us to consider instead of asking our thoughts on a problem - this is very valuable as most lawyers often want lenders to come up with solutions which they can then advise on”.


  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers 2021 to 2022
  • Public Finance Law, Best Lawyers 2021 to 2022
  • Chambers and Partners, Chambers & Partners 2021 to 2022
Best Lawyers Publication name with laurels Best Lawyers Best Lawyers Recognised by Best Lawyers in the field of Project Finance and Development Practice
Best Lawyers Publication name with laurels Best Lawyers Public Finance Law Recognised by Best Lawyers in the field of Public Finance Law

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLM University of Witwatersrand
  • Certificate, Competition Law University of Witwatersrand
  • LLB University of Natal, Durban, Republic of South Africa

Community involvement

  • Board Member, Artist Proof Studio
  • Commissioner, Small Claims Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Pathway for a Just Energy Transition in South Africa RES4Africa Foundation
Speaker An Introduction to Project Finance and Bankability SANEA Energy Finance Programme
Chair Commercial Structures and Project Bankability Energy and Mines Africa Virtual Summit


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