Bringing clarity to clients accessing Africa's business and legal systems.

Meet the team

Africa is an exciting emerging market, and we have been active in helping clients navigate the evolving challenges arising from its economic developments for many years. The international scope of our practice, knowledge and experience make us well-positioned to support clients on cross-border transactions or in international arbitrations involving Africa. We are familiar with the various different business customs across the continent and use this understanding to bring tailored solutions to clients

Our experienced team has worked on numerous transactions in Africa across key traditional sectors as well as newer sectors, including:

  • Aviation
  • Energy – oil and gas
  • Energy – power and renewables
  • Financial services
  • Infrastructure and construction
  • Mining and metals
  • Real estate
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
Clients who have trusted our capabilities in Africa include all types of market participants, public and private corporations, multinational companies, governments, financial institutions, funds and partnerships, developers, joint ventures and other entities. These clients have sought our advice in the following areas:

  • Capital markets
  • Corporate structuring and joint ventures
  • International arbitration
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity and funds
  • Project finance and development (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 also experienced in dispute resolution and arbitration. We provide clients with a clear understanding of international trade agreements, including bilateral investment treaties and advising on investor state disputes.

Across the African continent, our experience spans the following countries:

  • Angola
  • Egypt
  • Gabon
  • Nigeria
  • Tunisia
  • Botswana
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ghana
  • Senegal
  • Uganda
  • Côte D’Ivoire
  • Ethiopia
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa