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Africa-wide Projects & Energy Legal Rankings

Ranking Tables

Chambers Global’s Africa-Wide Projects & Energy table is comprised of firms with market-leading abilities in handling complex project development and financing mandates across Africa. It further recognises law firms and lawyers active on significant M&A work in the space across the continent.

The section covers sectors including mining and natural resources, oil and gas, power, infrastructure and construction and featuring international firms such as Allen & Overy, White & Case and Herbert Smith Freehills. The section also includes regional powerhouses, such as ENSafrica and Bowmans, and lusophone specialists Miranda & Associados.

The Oil & Gas table is comprised of firms with elite skills in handling sophisticated developments across the upstream, midstream and downstream spaces, including significant LNG projects. This section features major US firms Baker Botts and King & Spalding. Many of these ranked firms are further regarded for their handling of transactional and financing mandates including White & Case and Bracewell.

The Power category focuses on law firms reputed for their premier skills in handling complex developmental, commercial, and transactional mandates on behalf of clients including sponsors, lenders, operators, and government bodies. It features specialised law firms such as Trinity International, noted for its representation of sponsors of renewables projects. The section further includes international powerhouses such as Norton Rose Fulbright and Hogan Lovells. 

The Mining & Minerals category focuses on law firms with a depth of expertise across the mining lifespan ranging from development and operations, to financing and M&A, including acquisition finance. The table includes mining powerhouses such as Mayer Brown International and multinational departments such as Herbert Smith Freehills and Norton Rose Fulbright. It also includes reputed local counsel such as Webber Wentzel.

The Project Finance table also covers lawyers offering leading counsel on behalf of project lenders, including lawyers recognised for their top-tier representation of multilateral project and acquisition financings backed by pre-eminent DFIs and export credit agencies. It features foremost attorneys such as Tim Scales of Allen & Overy and Delphine Siino Courtin of Clifford Chance.

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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White & Case LLP

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Covington & Burling LLP

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Hogan Lovells

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Mayer Brown International LLP

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Milbank LLP

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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ASAFO & CO.

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Baker Botts UK LLP

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Bowmans

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DLA Piper LLP

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ENSafrica

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King & Spalding

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Webber Wentzel

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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White & Case LLP

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Covington & Burling LLP

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Hogan Lovells

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Mayer Brown International LLP

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Milbank LLP

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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ASAFO & CO.

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Baker Botts UK LLP

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Bowmans

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DLA Piper LLP

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ENSafrica

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King & Spalding

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Webber Wentzel

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