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Locke Lord’s experienced team of lawyers has worked on numerous transactions across the key traditional sectors in Africa including energy, mining, infrastructure/power, telecommunications, and financial services, as well as increasingly in newer sectors such as real estate and leisure, agribusiness and financial technology.
The international scope of our Africa practice, our knowledge and experience of Africa’s varied local cultures, business transactions and legal systems, as well as our relationships with leading local law firms, positions us to provide timely and focused support to Africa-based clients, clients navigating the next stage of economic development in Africa, and those looking to enter new countries and markets in Africa.
Our clients include all types of market participants, public and private corporations, multinational companies, governments, financial institutions, funds and partnerships, developers, joint ventures and other entities, and our work spans the continent across the following industries:
- Energy - Oil & Gas
- Energy - Power
- Infrastructure and Construction
- Mining & Metals
- Financial Services
- Real Estate
Our team, with noteworthy cross-border transaction experience, advises global clients with interests in Africa, and provides advice addressing the following areas:
- Capital Markets
- Corporate Structuring and Joint Ventures
- International Arbitration
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity and Funds
- Project Development & Finance (including traditional debt lending and bonds)
- Restructuring and Insolvency
- Structured, Trade and Asset Finance
In addition to our strong track record of advising on a full range of corporate and financing transactions in Africa, we are experienced in dispute resolution and arbitration. Accordingly, our global team of disputes lawyers is well equipped to provide clients with a clear understanding of international trade agreements, including bilateral investment treaties, and advising on investor state disputes.