Hogan Lovells

Projects & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Well-recognised multinational law firm with a well-respected projects practice in Africa. Advises its broad client roster of investors and lenders, government entities and energy companies on the financing, refinancing and development of projects. Notably active providing counsel on renewable energy projects, with transport infrastructure, including toll roads and airports, as well as telecommunications infrastructure being other areas of focus.

Strengths One client noted that the firm possesses "great strength, especially when dealing with large transactions. The communication is fantastic and seamless."

Work highlights Advised the Overseas Private Investment Corporation on the USD100 million financing to Africell for the expansion of its mobile network infrastructure network in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda and The Gambia.

Notable practitioners

Arun Velusami recently joined Hogan Lovells having previously been based at Norton Rose. He acts for both lenders and sponsors on energy project financings. He is most notably prominent in the renewables space, covering solar, thermal, biomass and hydropower projects.

Olivier Fille-Lambie is well respected for his representation of development banks, government entities, developers and sponsors on energy and infrastructure projects. He acts across both anglophone and francophone Africa. One source said: "He has a very good knowledge of everything happening in Africa."