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South Africa

Pinsent Masons has been handling transactions and matters for international clients with interests throughout South Africa for over 25 years. Our international experience is now combined with a specialist Infrastructure presence in Africa in a prime and well connected location.

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With an established banking and financial sector, abundant natural resources, growing manufacturing and services, and a dynamic tourism industry, South Africa retains its position as the continent's leading and most diversified economy.

Our team comprises the foremost infrastructure specialists in the African market with expertise in Corporate, Projects, Construction and Litigation.  We provide the full range of legal services required by clients operating in the Infrastructure and Energy sectors. The Johannesburg office is fully integrated into the global firm and is committed to delivering legal services throughout Africa in a more innovative way.

We know that our culture sets us apart, and is at the heart of our success as a leading international law firm. As a people business we promote a working environment that is sensitive to the needs of all. We ensure equal opportunities in relation to work, recruitment, promotion and remuneration. We are committed to the transformation of economies so that they are fully representative of racial, gender, cultural and religious diversity.

Our recent experience includes:

  • Advising an oil and gas company on the construction/supply/finance arrangements in respect of the development of a 10,000 barrel per day modular refinery complex next to the Conex Petroleum import facilities at the Port of Monrovia in the Republic of Liberia
  • Advising a chemical producer on the development of an Anhydrous Hydrogen Fluoride Plant and an Aluminium Fluoride Plant
  • Advising a client in regard to the construction of the mega mall, Arena Mall, in Kampala – which aims at setting the standard in green buildings and sustainable design in Uganda and the entire East African region.
  • Supporting multiple contractors on various conventional power projects  (Medupi and Kusile) and multiple other renewable power projects in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa.

Related news: Pinsent Masons announces further hires for inaugural Africa practice

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