Our highly ranked infrastructure team provides a holistic offering across Africa which spans all stages of a project’s lifecycle and is complemented by a comprehensive construction and engineering offering.

Our key differentiator is that we are uniquely positioned to offer integrated front-end project development services in the energy and infrastructure sectors because we have an exceptional understanding of the risks Associated with projects across Africa and because we are able to proactively identify, allocate and minimise these.

We are often at the forefront of changes in legislation and regularly help to develop industry-specific legislation and regulation. Our practical knowledge and ability, together with our commercial savvy, enables us to help you to respond and adapt to developments in the law and the marketplace.

We have the unique advantage, as part of Africa’s largest law firm, of being able to harness the expertise of more than 600 practitioners throughout the continent. ENSafrica has a significant breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP.

As such, we regularly partner with specialists across the firm, meaning that we are able to assist with all aspects of all matters across all sectors in all African jurisdictions, ensuring that your legal requirements are handled quickly and seamlessly.

Pan-African firm recognised for its handling of infrastructure and mining work, as well as oil and gas. Also sought after for its expertise in renewable energy matters.
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what we offer

We advise on all aspects of project development and project finance, including:

  • All agreements relating to structuring, developing, operating and maintaining projects, including supply agreements, bespoke contracts and professional consultancy agreements
  • Construction bonds and guarantees
  • Dispute resolution
  • Early development licencing and permitting assessments
  • Environment
  • Insurance
  • Mine and resource development
  • Municipal infrastructure
  • Oil and gas: upstream, midstream and downstream
  • Permits, licences, project agreements and financing term sheets
  • Project development and project finance
  • Project interface arrangements
  • Rail, roads and ports
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk assessment and due diligence investigations
  • Risk management
  • Tender processes and evaluations, including procurement strategies, regulatory advice, and compiling and reviewing requests for proposals
  • Transactional support in respect of privatisations and public private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Various contracting methodologies
well-respected projects team with notable cross-border experience
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clients are particularly appreciative of the department’s reliability and depth of expertise, as well as how easily they can access senior lawyers
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regularly represents major clients in construction mandates, project financing and power project developments. Also noted for its activity on big-ticket mining matters
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experiENS

Coal plant
Development of a coal handling and processing plant with the capacity to deliver 15mt per annum of coal, being the largest green field mining development in South Africa.
Crude oil
Participation by a sovereign in the development and financing of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline, as well as financing of the construction and development of a crude oil blending storage facility in Saldanha Bay, South Africa, for a consortium of development finance institutions.
Gas pipeline in DRC / Rwanda
Construction and procurement of an onshore power plant and methane gas extraction facilities, including a pipeline for the delivery of the gas onshore, in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
White fuel storage
Engineering, construction and procurement of a white fuel storage facility, including advising on the land rights, licensing and permitting developed by an international commodities trader.
Biomass power
Development of a biomass power plant under the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) Programme.
Solar power in Ghana / Namibia
Development of a large-scale solar power project in Bole, Ghana, as well as development, financing, construction and operation of several solar power projects in Namibia.
Border post in DRC / Zambia
Development, financing, construction and operation of a cross-border toll road and one stop border post in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.
Captive air separation
Procurement of the construction of a captive air separation unit in South Africa and Associated industrial gas supply agreements.
On-shore gas
Financing of development of first on-shore gas production and liquefaction project in South Africa.
Railway in Nigeria
Structuring and negotiation of a large integrated railway concession in Nigeria.
routinely instructed by a broad array of major clients, especially those from the mining and construction sectors
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expertise

expertise

African regulatory and business intelligence
agribusiness
Asia
aviation
banking and finance
Broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE)
competition/antitrust
corporate commercial
dispute resolution
employment
environment
fiduciary
fintech
forensics
immigration
India
insolvency, business rescue and debt recovery
insurance
intellectual property (IP)
intelligENS
mine and occupational health and safety
mining
private clients
private equity
pro bono and corporate social investment
project development and project finance
real estate / property
shipping, ports and logistics
tax
technology, media and telecommunications