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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 Government of South Africa on the pathfinder Gautrain project, an 80km mass rapid transit railway system which links Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport, and the largest PPP launched in South Africa.
  • Supporting projects for Eskom’s new build programme to expand South Africa’s generation and transmission capacity to meet the country’s growing demand for energy.
  • Advising on the full procurement and execution stages of Xtrata’s Tweefontein Mine Optimisation Project in South Africa.
  • Representing South Africa’s three largest mobile and data providers in disputes with contractors related to a joint country wide fibre optic installation project.

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