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Africa Regional Practice

Africa is one of the world's fasting growing emerging markets. It presents great opportunity and great risk. Working together as part of your team, Hogan Lovells will help you successfully navigate the continent’s unique business environments. 

We offer the full spectrum of legal services in Africa and regularly advise on large infrastructure and energy projects, multi-party PPP and project financing, complex Islamic financing, FINTEC, and private equity transactions specifically for African investors. Clients appreciate our global team’s innovative and award-winning approach.

We are committed to building business in Africa and have more than 30 years of experience on the continent. We advise inbound, outbound, and pan-African clients on their strategic goals. We understand the complexities of Islamic finance, DCM, and FINTEC. And have led private equity offerings specifically for African investors.

Our unified global team has the know-how and cultural understanding necessary to support English, French, and Portuguese-speaking Africa from our global offices in Latin America, the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

We work closely with law firms in 50 African countries. And we are committed to making a positive impact on local communities by investing in social enterprise and in-country capacity building. 

Yes, we are brilliant at the law, but also passionate about the continent. Choose Hogan Lovells as your legal partner for Africa.

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Representative Experience

Advise on the OHADA law's constitutional framework, which governs 17 French-speaking African countries.

Advise the States of Niger and Benin on award winning US$4.3bn West African rail loop project across Niger, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso.

A consortium of international banks as arrangers on the inaugural sukuk offering by the State of Senegal, the first of its kind in West Africa.

Advises Propertuity Developments on the award-winning Maboneng District project, a mixed-use development within a regeneration zone in Johannesburg.

Sponsors with negotiation of a joint development agreement between leading development banks for the Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric project in Côte d'Ivoire.

Advises BHPBilliton on regulatory, health and safety, and compliance issues resulting from rail infrastructure project linked to a mine in South Africa.

Advises Afrexim on a reserve base lending facility to support Eroton's US$1.2bn acquisition of OML 18, from several oil majors in Nigeria.

Advised IFC and Société Générale as co-arrangers on the US$300m trade financing provided to fund oil imports in Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Mali.

PEAS on its PPP with governments of Uganda, Rwanda, and Zambia to build, operate, and extend the capacity of secondary education into remote areas.

Advised IFC on its Energy Access Fund (REAF). Microfinance fund provides debt finance to modern energy products and services to off-grid users in emerging markets.

SABMiller on its secondary placing and disposal of Tsogo Sun Holdings, a South African gaming, hotel, and entertainment group, valued at ZAR11.7bn.

Leading telecom providers such as Vodafone on all acquisition, merger, joint venture, disposal, and sale matters relating to cross-border transactions.

We regularly advise banks such as Afrexim on multibillion dollar currency note programmes to facilitate international trade.

We are the lead lawyers on the multibillion dollar Simandou project in Guinea.

We are acting for Rio Tinto on the construction and development of a new iron ore mine and associated infrastructure, including rail, road, and port.

Advised PPC Limited on their acquisition of various mining and quarry rights from a local entity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Acted as lead counsel in Sikhakhane Panel investigation, resulting from an employee complaint at a covert unit within South African Revenue Services.

Represented a subsidiary of Telkom SA in Nigeria, on their dispute with Blue Label Telecoms regarding the termination of a Super Dealer Agreement.

Transportation and Infrastructure Team of the Year

African Legal Awards, 2015

Ghassan Sader Named Solicitor of the Year

African Legal Awards, 2015

Property and Construction Team of the Year

African Legal Awards, 2015
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