Africa

We have been at the forefront of transactions in Africa for a number of decades and have considerable knowledge of working in this diverse continent. Over the years, we have developed close relationships with many of the leading law firms across the different regions of Africa and look to forge closer relations with these firms through training programmes and secondments. We have substantial experience encompassing many different sectors and on all types of transactions including M&A, project financing, capital markets and dispute resolution.

Andrew Balfour is Chairman of our Africa Practice Group, responsible for shaping the firm's Africa strategy. He works closely with our Africa Group Practice partners, including Nigel Boardman and Steven Galbraith, and acts as an ambassador for the firm, promoting our practice throughout the continent.

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Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

The South African Government on the reform of South Africa’s Companies Act and business registration legislation.

A multinational bank in connection with the client’s sanctions compliance in relation to business conducted in Zimbabwe.

The African Development Bank in relation to Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation Project.

An oil and gas company on the boundary dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

An industrial engineering company in Libya in relation to a dispute under a drilling rig sub-contract relating to the Sirte Basin.

The Government of Botswana in relation to its new 10 year agreement with De Beers for the sorting, valuing, marketing and sales of Debswana’s diamond production.


Recent Work