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The Corporate team works with many of Burundi’s leading and emerging companies, a large number of international businesses, as well as private investors, financial institutions and private equity groups across a wide range of industries.

From mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and venture capital to private and public equity and debt offerings, we assist clients through all stages of their transactions to ensure successful deal outcomes.

Our clients benefit from a valuable combination of local insight and international knowledge that allows us to handle all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. Understanding the industry and the day-to-day issues faced by our clients is critical to our success.

Experience has included advising:

  • A private company in the negotiation and drafting of purchase contract with the purpose to build a large convention center worth more than USD100 million.
  • The International Finance Corporation in various transactions worth USD5 million.
  • A major telecom operator in Burundi in drafting a legal opinion on a shares transfer to shareholder
  • A real estate company in drafting and negotiating a loan agreement worth EUR50 million
  • In drafting a legal opinion on the international expansion of a company, a cross-jurisdictional survey for a major international IT company.
  • A multinational commodity trading company in registration of a mortgage as collateral in connection to a prepayment transaction in Burundi.
  • An international bank in a loan agreement in respect of a refinancing for a regional aircraft company.
  • Ranked Tier 1 (IFLR1000 2019)
  • Ranked Tier 1 (The Legal 500 EMEA 2019)