BLP’s Africa Group is able to offer investors and businesses the services of a team of specialists in finance, project finance, M&A, equity & debt capital markets, information technology and outsourcing, and dispute resolution.
With our years of hands-on experience and close connections with local law firms, we are able to combine international legal expertise with specialist local knowledge so as to manage and minimise clients’ legal risks in the frontier markets in Africa.
We are the only foreign law firm recognised in leading legal directory Chambers and Partners for dispute resolution in Nigeria. We have also been recognised for our “intimate knowledge of the legal environment across Africa.”
Proximity, historic trade relations and emerging political and economic ties make Dubai a natural gateway for in and outbound investment related to Africa. BLP is perfectly placed to help clients make the most of these opportunities through our expanded Africa team in Dubai complementing our existing teams in London and Asia.
Congo Brazzaville: Advised Panoro Energy on the acquisition of oil and gas assets in Congo.
Advising China Merchant Holdings on the development of the Djibouti Free Trade Zone. This project will include the construction of a shipyard, a highway, a modern logistics centre and the ten-year US$7bn expansion of the Doraleh Container Terminal.
Advised Gazprom Neft in connection with production sharing contracts, joint operating agreements and exploration services agreements for two offshore exploration blocks in Equatorial Guinea.
London & Cameroon: We are advising International Mining and Infrastructure Corporation (IMIC), on its proposed US$190m acquisition of Afferro Mining (Afferro), which owns several iron ore projects in Cameroon.
Advised JP Morgan Cazenove on the placing of new ordinary shares on both AIM and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange for Coal of Africa (CoAL). The fundraising, raised approximately US$106m towards funding CoAL’s Vele project.
Advised Peel Hunt LLP and GMP Securities Europe LLP on a placing by Tower Resources plc. to raise US$13.9m and an open offer to raise up to US$6.1m. Tower Resources plc. is an AIM-listed, London-based oil and gas exploration company with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, whose main asset is offshore Namibia.
Pan-Africa: Advised one of the world’s largest independent trading companies in relation to all transitional and post-completion information technology and outsourcing arrangements supporting the client’s purchase of downstream business assets across 19 African jurisdictions.