Our premium Africa practice has been built over 30 years and is serviced by partners from across our global network of offices, including Johannesburg.
With experience advising in all of Africa's 54 jurisdictions and across all key industry sectors, we have a thorough understanding of the continent's local and regional legal systems, business practices, local cultures and socio-political considerations, and of the issues and realities of doing business in Africa.
The combination of our full-service multi-industry expertise, deep Africa experience and know-how ensures we can provide a real value added service to our clients in Africa, for both new entrants to these exciting markets or established operators alike.
We are ranked in tier one by Chambers Global for Africa-wide Projects & Energy, Mining & Minerals, Dispute Resolution, TMT and Corporate & Commercial: OHADA Specialists. Six of our partners are also singled out by Chambers Global 2017 as leading individuals for Africa-wide Projects & Energy—more than any other firm in this category.
Our recent experience includes advising IHS Holding Limited (IHS) on its acquisition of Helios Towers Nigeria Limited from HTN Towers; Danone on its acquisition, in partnership with Abraaj Group, of Fan Milk International, a leading manufacturer and distributor of frozen dairy products and juices operating in West Africa; CMOC on the acquisition of Freeport's indirect 56% interest in the world-class Tenke Fungurume mine in DRC for US$2.65 billion; Vitol SA on its US$7 billion oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI supplying gas for power generation; Southern African Power Pool Coordination Centre on the Botswana-South Africa (BOSA) transmission line; EDF, IFC and Government of Cameroon on the development of the Nachtigal Hydroelectric Project in Cameroon; Bharti Airtel on a series of major disputes with Econet Wireless Limited relating to Bharti's subsidiary in Nigeria; and Goldman Sachs on the successful defence of a US$1.2 billion claim brought by the Libyan Investment Authority in relation to a series of leveraged derivatives transactions with Goldman Sachs in early 2008.