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Africa is gaining increasing significance as one of the world's key emerging markets. With accelerated economic growth across a number of countries and sectors, high returns on investment, and progress in the areas of political reform, macroeconomic stability, and social development, it is becoming an attractive region for international investment.
Hogan Lovells has been active in the region for more than 30 years. We regularly advise clients on a wide range of transactions including trade and export financing, debt restructuring, prefinancing, project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of investment funds, and capital markets.
Our advice is clear, succinct and practical advice based upon an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory, and commercial environments within Africa, coupled with a full understanding of our clients’ business objectives.
We are committed to expanding our client base in Africa. In particular we are able to assist African corporates looking to invest outside the continent or obtain a listing on one of the major international markets. We also assist clients based outside Africa with their investment activities within the continent.
We have represented clients in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone countries of Africa. Transactions in French-speaking and civil law countries are handled from our Paris office where we have substantial practical knowledge of the unified legal system that applies in 17 sub-Saharan jurisdictions, the Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA) system.
An established network of local firms
We believe that an important aspect of being able to provide a comprehensive legal service is to have established contacts in those jurisdictions where we do not have a local office. Hogan Lovells enjoys excellent contacts with reputable African law firms and we carefully select those with whom we work.
- African Development Bank
- African Export-Import Bank
- Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
- Central African Development Bank
- Deutsche Bank
- Islamic Development Bank
- Standard Chartered Bank
- First Bank of Nigeria
- West African Development Bank