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Africa

Fieldfisher's Africa Group is a cross-sector, cross-practice team of specialist lawyers with significant experience working in Africa and with clients around the world who have interests on the continent.

Our capabilities cover the breadth of the continent, and our history in the region means we have deep a understanding of its unique culture and nuances. We can therefore manoeuvre through the varying jurisdictions with ease, helping clients avoid being bogged down in red tape and providing a fast and efficient service.

Notable deals and highlights:


  • We advised long-standing client, KEFI Minerals plc, on its acquisition and development of the Tulu Kapi gold project in Western Ethiopia, including the signing of a mining agreement with, and a US$20 million equity investment in the project by, the Government. KEFI is aiming to be the first foreign-owned and internationally-financed company to start a mine in Ethiopia. 
  • We assisted an Africa-based agriculture business with its corporate governance requirements, pursuant to its listing in London. This involved delivering tailored training to company officers, based on our long experience of working with African clients looking to grow their businesses by raising funds through the UK public markets.
  • We acted for Brazilian EPC contractor Contracta on its infrastructure project in Ghana to expand the Kumasi Airport.
  • We acted for McDermott on its much-heralded LNG Project Torque in the territorial waters of Mauritania and Senegal.

Resources

Download our expert guides to doing business in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.