The African Corporate Practice focuses on corporate legal work for private equity and portfolio company representations in Africa, African project finance transactions and other African corporate transactions, including joint ventures, U.S. investments in African initiatives, African to U.S. inward investment and working with parastatal and governmental entities in various African nations.
The African Corporate Practice attorneys have on-the-ground corporate legal experience and African business experience in over ten African countries, including Southern African (Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia), Western Africa (Ghana, Senegal) and Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Tanzania). Our experience includes launching an African legal practice at a major New York law firm and founding and serving as the Chairman and CEO of a U.S.-based African manufacturing and sourcing company.
African Private Equity Fund/Portfolio Company and African Project Finance
Our attorneys have represented African private equity funds and African national power companies in a variety of private equity and project finance transactions. Our experience includes representing a South African-based private equity fund in negotiating a joint venture with the largest global industry leader in the relevant operating sector to operate a $500 million annual revenue, nationwide South African business. In addition, we have a wide variety of experience representing African national power companies, including in their efforts to develop and acquire certain assets as part of a national privatization program.
African Regulatory Reform
Our attorneys have served as legal advisors to multiple parastatal and governmental entities in various African nations. Our experience includes serving as a member of a legal advisory team to the Energy Regulation Board of an African country and serving as a legal advisor to an African government to draft the first revisions to the country’s commercial code. In addition, we have experience serving as a member of an international team for the Foreign Investment Advisory Services to review an African country’s utility sector as part of the assessment of the compatibility for international investment and international company joint venture participation in various industries in the country’s utility sector.