24 March 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills Guide on Disputes Resolution in Africa Finds Disputes in Africa Increasingly Handled 'Onshore'
Increasingly disputes involving African parties are being resolved in Africa, through regional African arbitral institutions or local courts, rather than through foreign litigation or arbitration outside the Continent, according to Herbert Smith Freehills in its Guide to Dispute Resolution in...
12 April 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Airtel Africa on investments from Mastercard and TPG’s Rise Fund, totalling US$300 million
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Airtel Africa on investments of US$200 million from The Rise Fund, the global impact investing platform of TPG, and US$100 million from Mastercard in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (“Airtel Money”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Airtel Africa...
19 January 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills advises senior lenders on US$450m senior financing for the acquisition of an interest in OML 17 onshore Nigeria
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the senior lenders, including ABSA Bank Limited, African Export-Import Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, on the US$450 million senior financing of the acquisition of an interest in OML 17, a Nigerian onshore asset. The transaction, which concludes an acquisition...
21 October 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills assisting with the Revision of the International Arbitration Rules of South Africa's Leading Arbitral Institution
Herbert Smith Freehills is an enthusiastic supporter of initiatives that promote the further development of international arbitration as an effective means of dispute resolution in particular in matters relating to the African continent.
14 November 2018
Herbert Smith Freehills advises EDF, IFC and the Republic of Cameroon on the construction of the Nachtigal hydroelectric dam in Cameroon
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised EDF, one of the world’s leading electricity companies, IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, and the Republic of Cameroon (as investor) on the final agreements, including the financing, for the...
01 February 2017
Herbert Smith Freehills Further Strengthens its Johannesburg Office with the Hire of High-Profile Competition and Project Finance Lawyers
Herbert Smith Freehills is further strengthening the firm's rapidly growing presence throughout Africa, with the hire of two market-leading lawyers - competition Partner Jean Meijer and Project Finance Consultant Biddy Faber.
22 December 2016
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISES BP ON STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH KOSMOS ENERGY ON GAS DISCOVERIES IN SENEGAL AND MAURITANIA
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised BP on its first major investments in Mauritania and Senegal through a US$916 million deal with Kosmos Energy to acquire interests in offshore exploration blocks
24 May 2016
Herbert Smith Freehills further expands South Africa practice with addition of corporate partner
Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed corporate lawyer, Rudolph du Plessis, as partner in its Johannesburg office. Rudolph, who has spent his entire legal career in South Africa, will be the firm's first M&A partner in the Johannesburg office.
19 May 2016
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Meridiam on financing the largest solar power plant in West Africa
Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP has recently advised Meridiam, a leading global investor and asset manager specialising in public and community infrastructure, on financing for the Senergy plant in Senegal, the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in West Africa. With 30 MWc in nominal capacity...