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Our lawyers are at the forefront of advising the infrastructure, construction and transport sector, working with clients who invest in, own, operate, manage or provide services to infrastructure assets.
From the roads which transport our goods, to the telecommunications which keep us connected, local class infrastructure provides the foundations to create jobs, grow business and connect people with essential services.
Our experience spans public transport, renewable energy, waste, defense, education, healthcare as well as social infrastructure and leisure, rail, roads, bridges, aviation, shipping and ports, among others.
Experience has included advising:
- The government in its negotiations with the private sector on laying fiber optics under a PPP with World Bank funding (backbone system).
- The government in negotiation and drafting of a purchase contract with the purpose to build the a convention center worth more than USD100 million designated as Tanganyika Complex Holdings.
- The government in the negotiation of the concession agreement with a large hotel in Burundi.
- A multinational company in the negotiation of concession agreement related to the Port of Bujumbura project.
- A leading automobile company in acquisition of the public stadium as well as in drafting the concession agreement with the government.
- A private fund on a feasibility study of the economic zone in Bujumbura.
- A public real estate developer in the negotiation of a loan for a real estate project worth EUR500 million as well as in drafting a loan contract between a public real estate developer and an international funding company.
- A leading private hotel in drafting a concession agreement.
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