Infrastructure development is the main catalyst for growth on the African continent. As a truly African law firm, we have a deep appreciation of this context and the nuances of each country in which we operate.

Our dedicated and highly ranked project development and project finance team members are market leaders who work with top clients on highly complex cross-border infrastructure projects in specialist areas such as energy, oil and gas, rail, roads and ports, mine and resource development, public private partnerships and municipal infrastructure.

Our key differentiator is that our feet are planted firmly on African soil. Recognised as one of the larger project development advisory teams across Africa, our credible team has a depth of capacity and the ability to provide flexible, cost-effective solutions.

Over 200 years experience Over 600 practitioners 12 offices in 7 countries

We are not only legal experts; we also understand the project development and financing dynamic, and have the commercial savvy and technical expertise to undertake a broad spectrum of project development work in an African context.

We also have the unique advantage, as part of Africa’s largest law firm, to have available to us the expertise of more than 600 practitioners throughout the continent spanning 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:

  • Energy: electricity generation, transmission and distribution
  • Mine and resource development
  • Municipal infrastructure development
  • Oil and gas: upstream, midstream and downstream
  • Public private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Rail, roads and ports
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Solar parks
Financing of four solar parks with an installed capacity of 300 MW on a portfolio basis under round four of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) Programme.
Crude oil
Financing of the construction and development of a crude oil blending storage facility for an international consortium of development finance institutions.
Solar power in Lesotho
Development, structuring and financing of the first industrial scale solar photovoltaic power plant in Lesotho for a consortium of international developers.
Solar power in Namibia
Development, design, financing, ownership, permitting, engineering, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of five solar photovoltaic power plants in Namibia for an international lender.
Coal mine in Mozambique
Integrated coal mine, coal wash plant and rail and port facilities in Mozambique for an international and local commodities trader (development and financing).
Chrome mine
Chrome mine under long term offtake, marketing and contract mining limited recourse structure for an international and local commodities trading house (development and financing).
Fibre optic
Fibre optic roll-out programme on a limited recourse finance basis for a commercial lender (development and financing).
Coal mine
Integrated coal mine and transportation infrastructure for an international developer consortium (development and financing).
Gas turbine in Tanzania
Financing of an open cycle gas turbine power plant in Tanzania for a consortium of international development financing institutions.
Renewable energy
Loan financing arrangement for a power and energy company with a development bank for the funding of equity acquisition in a portfolio of nine renewable energy facilities at construction phase.
well-respected projects team with notable cross-border experience
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African regulatory and business intelligence
banking and finance
Broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE)
corporate commercial
dispute resolution
insolvency, business rescue and debt recovery
intellectual property (IP)
mine and occupational health and safety
private clients
private equity
pro bono and corporate social investment
project development and project finance
real estate / property
shipping, ports and logistics
technology, media and telecommunications