Irvin was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of Namibia in April 2003 and joined Koep in January 2004. He is the head of the Firm’s commercial department.
Irvin concentrates on oil and gas law, both upstream and downstream, and undertakes due diligences in the acquisitions of interests in petroleum licences. He has advised multinationals, supermajors and mid-size multinational oil companies, and has successfully negotiated on their behalf with the Government of the Republic of Namibia regarding oil and gas concessions. He attends to the drawing of corporate and commercial contracts related to this.
Through his focus on banking and finance, he advises domestic and international banks on general banking business, commercial property finance, derivatives, debt capital markets, bilateral and syndicated facilities, structured finance products, project finance and development, restructuring, and the establishment and administration of special purpose security companies (SPVs) in project financing and the restructuring of existing financing.
Irvin also advises on Public Private Partnerships and Public Procurement and attends to due diligence investigations and the drafting of legal reports and related commercial agreements with respect to deliverables under related requests for proposals or expressions of interests.
BA, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
LLB, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Memberships & Admissions:
Admitted Legal Practitioner of the High Court
Admitted Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court
Member of the Law Society of Namibia
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