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Chadbourne is involved in many of the largest and most significant projects in Africa, with particularly impressive activity in the power sector. The team is sought out for its experience on sizeable matters in African jurisdictions from Morocco to South Africa.” – Chambers Global

For more than 15 years, Chadbourne has been assisting international businesses achieve their goals in Africa. Our longstanding Africa practice combines the experience of lawyers based in our Johannesburg, London, Dubai, Istanbul, New York and Washington, DC offices. We have advised clients on matters in more than 45 of 54 African countries, from North African francophone transactions to South African renewables deals, from East African LNG to West African oil and gas, and many other matters. We have a real breadth of experience throughout Africa, particularly in the areas of energy and infrastructure, and considerable knowledge of what it takes to close deals successfully in individual countries.

Our interdisciplinary team advises on matters throughout the continent, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity and funds
  • Debt capital markets
  • Equity capital markets
  • Project finance
  • Structured and trade finance
  • International arbitration
  • Tax

In February 2015, we opened an office in Johannesburg and welcomed the office’s managing partner Lido Fontana to the firm. The Johannesburg office focuses on project financings in the region in particular, oil and gas, mining, power (including renewable energy) and large infrastructure development.

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