Alexandra Clüver


Alexandra is in the Global PENRI Group and advises both domestic and multinational clients on the development and financing of projects in the energy, infrastructure and oil & gas sectors in South Africa and wider Sub-Saharan Africa focusing on equity and debt funding structures (including limited recourse, portfolio and project financing) as well as private equity and secondary market activities.

Prior to joining the firm, she spent 12 years with a top tier South African firm as well as having worked for a global law firm in their London, Berlin, Bangkok and Singapore offices. Her expertise extends development and finance of projects across all sectors, including energy transition. Alexandra is currently advising numerous IPP's and financiers in the captive power sector as well as in respect of government procured programmes. She has been recognised by various international research organisations including Chambers Global, Legal500, Best Lawyers and IFLR1000. Most recently, the Who's Who Legal: Energy 2023 report lists Alexandra as one of the market leading energy lawyers in South Africa.


Representative matters

Envusa Energy, a joint venture between Anglo American and EDF Renewables (South Africa) on the financing of 520MWs of renewable energy through combined solar and wind power projects.

Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank Limited) as lead arranger and original lender on the 240MW Virginia Solar PV transaction, a preferred bidder in Round 6 of South Africa’s REIPPPP programme.

the Lenders (Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank Limited) and Absa Bank Limited) in respect of the 97.5MW solar PV project developed by Mainstream for the Sasol SA Limited and Air Liquide private procurement.

Enel Green Power on their development of the 330MWs of wind energy for Sasol and Air Liquide. This project is one of the largest wind powered wheeling facilities in Africa.

Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank Limited) as lead arranger on the 128MW Oya Energy Hybrid Project, a combination of solar, wind and battery technologies.




Published Work

  • Alexandra Clüver, (2024) “Trading, transmission key factors in a liberalised South African electricity market”, South Africa, Engineering News
  • Alessandra Pardini, Alexandra Clüver, Alexandra Felekis, (2023) “Renewable developments in Southern Africa”, South Africa, PFI
  • Alexandra Clüver, (2023), “How to achieve a just transition through better climate finance”, South Africa, New24
  • Alexandra Clüver, (2023), “Just transition through climate finance: a matter of priority”, South Africa, Allen & Overy


  • Chambers 2023 - Projects & Energy (Band 4)
  • Chambers 2022 - Projects & Energy (Band 4)
  • Legal500 2022 - Projects & Infrastructure (Band 4)
  • IFLR 2022 - Alexandra Cluver, Highly regarded



Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2002


LLB, University College London, 2001
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.