Ashurst

Projects & Energy Department

Africa-wide
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What the team is known for Established team in the Africa projects space, acting on developments in the energy, oil and gas, mining and infrastructure sectors. Further equipped to handle corporate transactions and disputes, as well as offering strong capabilities in OHADA-governed matters. Advises governments, IOCs, international finance institutions and mining houses. Able to draw on its network of offices to assist clients from China, Australia and elsewhere with their Africa investments.

Strengths Interviewees point to its work in the PPP space, as well as its lawyers' negotiating skills and projects experience: "The team is very well organised and they provide what you need. They deliver on time and quickly understand the main issues of a project and how to work them out. It's a team I would go back to for future projects."

Work highlights Acted for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and other lenders on a USD4 billion facility extended to the Republic of Angola for the financing and construction of the Caculo Cabaca hydroelectric power plant.

Notable practitioners

Based in London, Yann Alix is a key contact for projects and energy in Africa.