Pinsent Masons

Projects & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded team for infrastructure projects, notably acting for contractors on significant road and rail projects across Africa. Demonstrates further expertise advising governments on procurement, as well as supporting oil companies with refinery developments and pipelines. Highly proficient in PPPs, frequently advising states on regulatory frameworks, and is further adept in renewable energy projects.

Strengths Market commentators describe the group as "very active" on the continent, noting its expertise in construction and PPP. A client said of the team: "They have all been very impressive."

Work highlights Advised China Road & Bridge Corporation on a USD1.5 billion project to develop a standard-gauge railway line between Mombasa and Nairobi.

Notable practitioners

Richard Laudy is head of the firm's Africa group and Akshai Fofaria is regional chair. Both are key London-based contacts for this area.