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Public Sector

Our dedicated public sector team has deep experience working for public sector bodies across Africa and around the world, helping them to achieve their goals. 

We advise public sector clients engaged in procuring complex infrastructure projects on commercial and legal issues including national procurement processes, financing, negotiations, contracts, tax, forms of delivery and risk. Our lawyers have worked at the forefront of PPP in Africa and globally for more than 25 years, providing robust advice and working cross-border to deliver a seamless client experience. 

Local insights, global outlook: our teams in 20 African countries understand the specific political, financial, regulatory and economic issues. Our experience includes advising national and central government, governmental departments, regional authorities such as transport, local government, parastatals, financial institutions and contractors. 

Clients also have fast access to global resources, 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. 

With procuring authorities under pressure to sign PPP contracts to reduce expenditure, we can advise on operational projects across Africa’s most important sectors including energy and natural resources, infrastructure, industrials and technology. 

Key capabilities include: 

Procurement strategy, tax structuring, risk allocation, managing multiple bidders and workstreams, legal negotiations with bidders and suppliers, contracts, and 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.