Herbert Smith Freehills

Projects & Energy Department

Africa-wide
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Overview

Our premium Africa practice has been built over 30 years and is serviced by partners from across our global network of offices, including Johannesburg.

Our Africa group comprises a multidisciplinary team of industry experts with one of the largest teams of common and civil law lawyers dedicated almost exclusively to Africa work, many of who are singled out by industry benchmarks for their projects and energy expertise.

With experience advising in all of Africa's 54 jurisdictions and across all key industry sectors, we have a thorough understanding of the continent's local and regional legal systems, business practices, local cultures and socio-political considerations, and of the issues and realities of doing business in Africa. We have also built strong relationships with local counsel and other local players and authorities.

Recent work highlights include advising Poly-GCL on the development of the Ethiopia-Djibouti gas to LNG mega project; EDF, IFC and the Government of Cameroon on the development of the Nachtigal hydropower project in Cameroon; Meridiam on its solar power projects in Senegal; B2Gold on various matters arising from the development of its Fekola gold projet in Mali; Southern Africa Power Pool Coordination Centre in relation to the BOSA transmission line; and Tullow Oil and its joint venture partners on the development of a pipeline connecting crude oil discoveries in the South Lokichar Basin in Kenya to export from Lamu port.

Clients

B2Gold

BP

CNOOC Uganda

EDF

ENGIE

IFC

KOGAS

Meridiam

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Perenco

Sumitomo Corporation

Tullow Oil

Vitol SA

Industries

Infrastructure

Mining

Oil & Gas

Power (Including Renewables)

Transport