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Jason van der Poel joins Allen & Overy in Johannesburg

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Jason van der Poel has left Webber Wentzel to join Allen & Overy as a Partner in the firm’s international Projects, Energy and Infrastructure group.  According to the press release on Allen & Overy’s website, the lateral hire helps bolster the firm’s ability to target the exponential growth expected from opportunities  in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

He leaves Webber Wentzel having spent almost 10 years at the South African firm, where he was most recently a partner in the firm’s Project Finance, Construction and Environment practice.  Over that time he advised clients on a wide range of project development and finance transactions.

Van der Poel started his new position in Allen & Overy’s Johannesburg office on April 1st, 2015.

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