We know that quality infrastructure is essential to not only foster economic growth but to also ensure inclusive growth. Africa’s economies need reliable infrastructure to connect supply chains and efficiently move goods and services across borders.
We are therefore committed to providing our clients with innovative and focused advice on all regulatory, investment and management related matters in the infrastructure sector in Nigeria.
Our lawyers have deep experience in both economic and social infrastructure including energy, water, health, education, tourism, arts and culture, information, aviation, shipping, telecommunications and community support.
We have advised on concessions, build-operate-transfer (BOT) and design-build-operate (DBO) agreements structured as public-private partnership (PPP) projects for rail, road, bridge, port and bus projects.
Experience has included advising:
- A state transport authority in establishing and operating a mass rail transportation system
- A state government in a toll bridge project
- A state government for the concession restructuring of an expressway
- Sponsors of a deep sea PPP port project
- One of the largest generating companies in a 1,333 MW project
- A state utility water company in developing and constructing a 12.5 MW independent power project
- A multinational shipbuilder in constructing a USD3 billion floating production storage and offloading project
- A multinational shipbuilder in the USD300 million development of a fabrication and integration yard and deep draught quay wall
- A state utility water company in constructing a 50 MW independent power project
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.
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.
Our guide to the issues likely to impact businesses and the key measures taken by African governments in response to COVID-19.
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.