Abundant natural resources, an evolving infrastructure sector, expanding corporate finance markets, and a population expected to double by 2050, make Africa an exciting market for our clients.
Our pan-African practice spans 50 partners and more than 150 lawyers across four continents. This team includes individuals from common and civil law cultures who understand the different legal jurisdictions and languages across Africa. We are unusual in having worked in almost every one of these jurisdictions.
Connectivity into and within the region is vital. Thanks to regional hubs in South Africa, the UK, France, the Middle East and China, we have the right team for our clients' needs - from Chinese and Gulf outbound-investment or project advice to Francophone or Arabic-speaking Africa-related assistance. We also have strong relationships with preferred national and local law firms, clients, intermediaries and professional advisors, regulatory bodies and governments.
Much of our work in Africa relates to infrastructure finance and development. We provide an 'entire project lifecycle' service, supporting those who have a hand in designing, building, delivering, supplying, operating or maintaining Africa's major infrastructure assets. As market leaders in developing investment models, particularly involving public/ private partnerships, we have used our expertise to help bring private capital and technical improvements to many power and transport projects in Africa. We are proud to be part of making possible the financing and growth of vital infrastructure on this continent.
Richard is responsible for taking our full infrastructure asset life cycle offering to our clients. He is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution – adjudication, mediation, arbitration and High Court Litigation. He is familiar with the forms of contract commonly used in the Sector. He also also heads our Africa Group, with a focus on Infrastructure and Energy sectors.
Global China Practice Executive, Senior Associate
Feifei is an expert in international compliance and has provided legal services to many Chinese international engineering enterprises.
Rob has specialised in the management and resolution of complex, high value disputes arising out of major international infrastructure and energy projects for over 20 years. He has a broad dispute resolution experience, particularly in arbitration, and has advised states, SOEs, owners and contractors worldwide, with a particular focus on projects in Africa.
How performance-based contracts could help South African municipalities improve water supply