DEVELOPMENTand financing of a 100 MW power project in Ethiopia for an international power developer within the framework on Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP 2).
Worldwide trade markand domain name advice provided to Sappi Ltd and Sappi Europe SA. (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia.)
EUR10-BILLIONacquisition of Akzo Nobel N.V. by the Carlyle Group’s Starfruit Finco B.V., with merger notifications in COMESA, Kenya and South Africa.
USD4.2-BILLIONacquisition of Arysta Life Sciences by UPL, with merger notifications in CEMAC, COMESA, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
Construction and infrastructuredevelopment projects in 26 African countries by a multinational construction company, which required advice regarding country risk profiles, tax efficient structuring and regulatory compliance requirements.
Worldwide trade markportfolio management provided to mobile telecommunications company and Africa's most valuable brand, MTN.
ZAR38-BILLIONrestructure of the Distell Group, requiring approval from competition authorities in Botswana, COMESA, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
USD1.05-BILLIONacquisition by Sanlam Emerging Markets (Ireland), via a subsidiary joint venture with insurer Santam, of Moroccan financial services holding company Saham S.A. and Saham Finances S.A., which operates in 33 countries across Africa, Europe and the Middle East, with merger notifications in numerous countries.
ACQUISITIONof FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA (Germany) and FFT Gesellschaft mbH (Austria) by Fosun International Holdings, with merger notifications in CEMAC, COMESA, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.