We have experience in a wide range of real estate transactions: acquisitions, construction and renovation projects, real property leasing arrangements, lease-backs and commercial leases. In particular, we help clients with the negotiation and agreement of commercial leases and all supporting documentation; exit issues relating to existing premises; and construction ensuring the best possible commercial terms.
We are renowned for our unique expertise to advice on Joint Ventures and our results are second to none. We have a special understanding and a particular sensitivity of the needs and concerns of foreign-based clients who wish to do business in particular, where they cannot own more than 49% of the company shares.
Our team has a unique experience in advising clients on very difficult situation. For instance, we have been advising successfully many Multinationals and Governments in their increasing labour issues in Libya raised by Force Majeure events.
As many of African countries do not offer a proper legal framework, simply owning IP is no enough unless you protect it and make it to work for you and that is our mission
We have been defending successfully investors before local courts since years. Our main priority is to resolve disputes quickly and effectively with as little interference to business as possible and without wasting money.
We are praised for our commercial approach and comprehensive service, including advising on joint ventures, project structures (BOT, BOOT, PPP and others), conducting legal due diligence, risk allocation and reviewing the « bankability » of project agreements, financing arrangements (Bank and bond) and relevant security packages and issues related to the permitting, licensing and authorising of business operations.
We are here to help you achieving your business growth in Africa and to reduce your commercial risks. Our corporate and commercial work is at the heart of our practice. We service a range of international clients in every sector and advise on a broad spectrum of commercial work
We offer our client a seamless tax advisory service as an integral part of the full legal service. Specialists from our Dispute Resolution and Tax groups work closely together on tax disputes, forming a formidable, integrated team of experts able to deal with all aspects of the case innovatively, seamlessly and efficiently.