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Lara  Bezuidenhoudt

Lara Bezuidenhoudt

Partner Fasken
“The specialist expertise and in-depth knowledge of a seasoned legal expert is critical in the process of developing and financing large complex infrastructure projects”
Jurisdiction South Africa, 1995
Language(s) Afrikaans, English
Office(s) Johannesburg

Lara Bezuidenhoudt is a partner in our Johannesburg office and highly regarded for her skills in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and project finance, specifically, infrastructure development financing in the transport, energy, telecommunications and mining sectors.

Lara has been at the forefront of advising on public/private infrastructure development in Africa.

Lara is “prized for her experience in project finance” in regard to her expertise within the field of Projects & Energy, according to Chambers Global. 

Practising for more than 20 years in South Africa, one of the leading countries on the African continent in the law, policies and systems established for PPPs, she advises lenders, sponsors and government agencies.

Within this field, the inherent scale, complexity and risk, requires a special mix of expertise and innovation in the approach to development, procurement, financing and completing of projects; Lara’s hands-on private and public sector experience provides industry participants with the depth of knowledge and insights they require.

  • IFLR1000, IFLR 1000 2020
  • Chambers and Partners, Chambers & Partners 2020
  • As a leading lawyer within the field of Projects & Energy, Chambers & Partners 2019
IFLR 1000 Publication name with laurels IFLR 1000 IFLR1000 Recognised by IFLR1000 as highly regarded in Energy and infrastructure, Project development, Project finance
Chambers & Partners Publication name with laurels Chambers & Partners Chambers and Partners Recognised for her expertise in the field of Projects & Energy Law Band 2
Chambers & Partners Publication name with laurels Chambers & Partners As a leading lawyer within the field of Projects & Energy Lara Bezuidenhoudt is commended for her ability to lead complex projects and for her "very good standing in the market." "She's incredibly solid, very thorough and she knows her oats," add interviewees.
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  • LLB University of Witwatersrand
  • BA University of Witwatersrand

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa
Panellist Is Privatisation the Way to Go? Power Week Africa
Presentation "Is Privatisation the Way to Go?" Power Week Africa location location Johannesburg, South Africa


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