Marc Naidoo Partner

Marc is a partner in McGuireWoods’ London office and has significant experience advising leading banks and other clients on complex financing transactions. His practice focuses on emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on Africa and sustainable finance.

Marc’s practice is cross sector and pan-region, and encompasses debt and equity transactions across the financial continuum (from traditional lending to advising high net worth individuals on philanthropic investments). On the sustainable finance side of the continuum, he advises clients in both Africa and Asia on impact investing, blended finance structures and structured sustainability linked loans.

Clients appreciate Marc’s unique market insights and experience. He worked at the African Development Bank as a private sector consultant (based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast), representing the bank in multi-sectoral financing transactions across Africa. He was also one of the founding members of Standard Chartered Bank’s sustainable finance team in London, which Euromoney recently named Africa’s best bank for sustainable finance in its 2019 Awards for Excellence.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Marc was a senior associate in the banking and finance group of an international law firm in London. 

Experience

Represented a multilateral development finance institution in connection with Kenya’s first ever coal-powered plant.

Represented a multilateral development finance institution in connection with a geo thermal gas project in Nigeria.

Represented a multilateral development finance institution in connection with one of Africa’s largest financial services group’s Domestic Medium Term Note program in South Africa.

Represented a member of the World Bank Group in its investment in ACWA Power Ouarzazate, a concentrated solar power plant in Morocco.

Represented a member of the World Bank Group in its investment in affordable housing in multiple African countries. 

  • South Africa
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales
  • Afrikaans
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, LLM
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, LLB

Pilot member, Goldman Sachs Latitude Diversity Program, 2017-Present

  • Panel Speaker, "Financing the Blue Economy," African Blue Economy Forum, Tunis, 2019
  • Panel Speaker, "Financing the Blue Economy," NDB Annual Meeting, Cape Town, 2019
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