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Infrastructure, Construction and Transport

The infrastructure, construction and transportation sector is strategic for Angola and should continue to grow substantially in the coming years. 

Our lawyers are at the forefront of the sector, working with clients who invest in, own, operate, manage or provide services to infrastructure assets. We represent national and international clients in relevant infrastructure projects in Angola, with considerable experience in this sector. 

From the roads which transport our goods, to the telecommunications which keep us connected, world class infrastructure provides the foundations to create jobs, grow business and connect people with essential services. 

Our experience spans public transport, energy, waste, water, healthcare as well as social infrastructure and leisure, rail, roads, bridges, aviation, shipping and ports, among others.

Experience has included advising:

  • The Angolan government in the context of an electrification project in a large rural part of the country with an international financing operation;
  • In the context of a railway development project, with the corporate structuring for the purpose;
  • In the context of operational projects for several hospitals and medical centers in the country, with assistance in the public tenders and the creation of PPPs;
  • An international engineering company regarding the construction of the new Luanda airport;
  • In the context of the drafting and negotiation of an EPC agreement model awarded by the Angolan government for the construction of roads, streets, lighting and electricity, water and sewage infrastructure in one of Angola's most important cities, including the incorporation of the corporate model through a consortium between two of the largest national construction companies; and
  • In the context of the planning and construction of an industrial park with three beverage manufacturing plants (water, milk, beer).

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.