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Public Private Partnerships

Our lawyers work at the forefront of PPPs and complex infrastructure projects in Africa and around the world. 

With public private partnerships (PPPs) emerging as an important way to foster infrastructure development in Africa, we bring deep understanding and practical experience of all aspects of PPP, combining creative thinking with robust advice. 

Our experience includes involvement in some of the most complex projects in the world, including Kenya’s award-winning Medical Equipment Supply PPP project. 

Local insights, global outlook: teams in 20 African countries understand the specific political, financial, regulatory and economic issues. Our lawyers advise on the full spectrum of infrastructure and PPP projects and including Africa’s most important sectors such as energy and natural resources, as well as infrastructure. 

We combine our strong on-the-ground presence with the global resources of one of the world’s biggest law firms. For more than 25 years, our teams have worked on an international footing to develop PPP programs − including an Africa team with more than 200 lawyers in key centers including Johannesburg, Casablanca, London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

Our strong track record in developing PPP policy, primary legislation and standard form documentation is founded on international knowledge of PPP best standards, practical experience advising in a wide range of projects across the globe, and advising government bodies on drafting PPP contracts to reflect bankable risk allocations, to prevent unnecessary debate and delay in the rollout of PPP programs. 

Key capabilities include: 

Every legal aspect of PPP projects including procurement strategy, financing including secondary market acquisitions and subsequent refinancing, tax structuring, contractual documentation, risk allocation, project management, strategic communications and public affairs for: 

  • airports and aerospace
  • education
  • energy
  • healthcare
  • highway maintenance, charging and street lighting
  • ports
  • prisons and social justice
  • rail
  • roads, tunnels and crossings
  • social housing and infrastructure
  • stadiums and sporting venues 

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