Sue Brighton

Partner


Tel+263 24 2707023
Direct+263 24 2250169
sbrighton@ggg.co.zw


Sue is one of the senior partners at Gill, Godlonton & Gerrans and has been a partner in the firm for over 30 years. She holds an BL and LLB (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe and LLM from Cambridge University.

Sue has a wealth of experience relating to a wide range of transactions particularly in relation to infrastructure projects, inward investments, structuring and securitisation.

Sue is recognised as a Leading Lawyer (Band 2) by Chambers Global.

She has acted for a wide range of corporate clients including Nedbank Stanbic, Standard Bank of South Africa, Standard Chartered Bank, Zimbabwe Power Corporation (ZPC), RioZim, Murowa, MBCA, Arup, Total, CABS, Tobacco Processors, Intercontinental Leaf Tobacco, Afreximbank, Manica, Unilever, Zimasco, Payserv, Trojan Nickel, Tongaat Hulett, African Distillers.

Legal Practitioner of High Court of Zimbabwe


  • 300MW Kariba South Hydro Electric Power Project (Zimbabwe) - acting for ZPC (the state electricity generating company of Zimbabwe) in connection with the high profile 300MW Kariba South Hydro Power Extension Project and transmission system upgrade with Sino-Hydro in Zimbabwe. The total project size is in excess of USD500,000,000 and funded by China Eximbank and Standard Bank. The project is supported by PPAs from NamPower and ZETDC.

  • 670MW Hwange Thermal Power Project (Zimbabwe) - acting for ZPC (the state electricity generating company of Zimbabwe) as international legal counsel in connection with the high profile project financing of the 2 x 335MW Hwange Thermal Power Expansion Project and joint venture with Sinohydro. The total project size is in excess of USD2,000,000,000.

  • 15MW Pungwe IPP Hydro Electric Power Project (Zimbabwe) – acting for Standard Bank of South Africa in relation to a complex ECIC backed export credit facility and related IPP 15MW hydro-electric power project in Zimbabwe.

  • 22MW Waste to Energy Project (Zimbabwe) - acting for Sesani in connection with a proposed 22MW Harare waste-to-energy project with the City of Harare, Zimbabwe.

  • 20MW Solar Rooftop Project (Zimbabwe) - acting for Oxygen in connection with a proposed 20MW rooftop solar power project with a major financial institution and European DFI participation.

  • Chitungwiza Joint Venture Water Project (Zimbabwe) - acting for Sesani on a potential water project with the Municipality of Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe.

  • Border Posts Project (Zimbabwe) - advising the lenders in relation to the ECIC supported project financing of Beitbridge.

  • Loan Market Association (Zimbabwe) – acting for the Loan Market Association (LMA) on the development of the Zimbabwean law loan agreement.

  • US $100 Million Solar Project – acting for the Joint Venture party in respect of a US100m solar project.

  • 12mw Biomass to Energy Project – acting for the Developer in respect of a 12mw Biomass Project

  • 2400MW Thermal Project – acting for the Developer in the development of a planned 2400MW thermal station

  • US$7 Million Property Development - acting for the Developer in a US7m property development.

  • New Hydro Power Project - acting for the Developer in the development of a new Hydro Power Project.

  • Solar Project Developers - acting for Developers in respect of a number of early stage developments.

  • Factory Development - acting for the Lenders in respect of a US$15 Million new factory Development