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Infrastructure, Construction and Transport

Our lawyers bring vast experience and international multidisciplinary resources to infrastructure matters, across Africa and around the world, through our global platform. 

Africa is home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the world. This offers unique and exciting opportunities as well as challenges, particularly in the infrastructure sector. We have a track record working for all segments of the industry, advising on legal, strategic and regulatory matters across the African continent. 

This includes major infrastructure projects, among them residential developments, transportation (roads, tunnels, bridges), light and heavy rail, ports, airports, telecoms, public and social infrastructure, and water and waste systems. 

Already one of the most active law firms in Africa, we understand the issues, risks and opportunities specific to the sector, including the different stakeholder perspectives, to help bring matters to a successful conclusion. 

Local insight, global reach: with teams in 20 African countries, our people understand the political, legal, cultural and regulatory issues that shape infrastructure in the region. 

Our global Africa team itself comprises more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg, Casablanca, London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

We combine an unrivalled presence in Africa with the resources and capabilities of one of the world’s leading business law firms.  As a result, we can deliver fully integrated cross-border legal services, drawing on our local and international expertise across legal disciplines to support our clients. That means we are able to help our clients achieve their strategic goals. 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.

Civil lawsuits in Burundi during COVID-19

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. COVID-19 has spread worldwide, and the Republic of Burundi has adopted preventive measures that have affected institutions’ activities in different ways.

The time is now for continental unity in African dispute settlement

Africa is on the cusp of what could be a break in a decades-long cycle of poverty and economic shortcomings. Whether this cycle will be broken depends on the ability of African nations to put in place policies that attract and protect foreign and intra-African investment. These policies must demonstrate to investors that the rule of law will be upheld; that equitable, local dispute settlement is possible; and that potential gains will be greater than the risks involved. The enactment of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was a huge step in the right direction. This agreement lays a solid foundation for increased intra-African trade in both goods and services and looks to build on the collective strengths of African nations and African citizens.

Advising Investec on financing of Ghana Infrastructure Company Ltd

DLA Piper has advised Investec Bank Limited in relation to the USD22.5 million export credit financing provided to Ghana Infrastructure Company Ltd (GIC), which was used to fund the construction of storm drainage along the Lamashiegu, Nalung-Bulpela and Tamale roads and the rehabilitation and reconstruction of certain roads within the Ashanti region in central Ghana.