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Infrastructure, Construction and Transport

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, renewable energy, waste, education, healthcare as well as social infrastructure, rail, roads, bridges, aviation, shipping and ports, among others. 

Our lawyers are at the forefront of advising the infrastructure sector, working with clients who invest in, own, operate, manage or provide services to infrastructure assets. 

Our knowledge base from working with clients across the public and private sectors means that we have a comprehensive understanding of each of the stakeholder’s concerns and are able to structure transactions in a manner that specifically addresses them. Our strong market knowledge coupled with an extensive regional and international reach enables us to deliver world-class legal services to our clients. We have successfully used this model on numerous infrastructure deals.

Experience has included advising:

  • A client in connection with its proposed investments in the port of Mombasa, Lamu and the new Lamu industrial city
  • A client in connection with a proposed joint venture to undertake the operation of the second container terminal at the port of Mombasa
  • On a PPP options study for accelerated and sustainable non-revenue water reduction for Nairobi and Mombasa Counties
  • Different parties to PPP road projects under the road annuity program
  • For a consortium of investors in connection with a proposed primary healthcare project, which shall be piloted in Makueni County before being scaled up to all 47 counties in the country  
  • The Kenyan government on the procurement of medical equipment for 94 hospitals in all the 47 counties in Kenya, through a managed equipment services arrangement
  • The Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) on proposed strategic interventions to enhance the investment environment and increase domestic and foreign investments in Kenya’s textile and apparel manufacturing sectors
  • A potential developer on the Lamu Port and Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) project
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Team of the Year (African Legal Awards 2016)

Roadmap for successful public, private partnerships on water

The Kigali Bulk Water Supply (KBWS) project is an exemplar of a successful water PPP. It was established by the Africa Water Infrastructure Development (AWID) platform, which is a joint venture between BII and Metito. It is a pioneering model for the financing, construction and operation of a 40,000 cubic meters/day bulk water facility with a concession term of 27 years.

How land banking can cut mega projects costs

The high cost of land has often been cited as one of the biggest challenges facing infrastructural development. This is particularly so, where infrastructure development is carried out in phases. Latter phases end up being hit with higher land acquisition costs due to enhanced commerce, habitation and other opportunities resulting from the earlier phases of the investment.

New dawn for PPP projects in counties

County governments play a crucial role in providing and maintaining infrastructure. This is particularly with respect to the public functions that have been constitutionally assigned to the devolved units under the Constitution of Kenya, including county health services, county roads, street lighting, water and sanitation services, amongst others.