Our energy and natural resources lawyers deliver to our clients the focused, innovative sector advice they need, in Rwanda and beyond.
We are entering an era of unprecedented demand for power generation and transmission in Africa, particularly in Rwanda. This dynamic, together with the challenges we all face from climate change, is creating opportunities for alternative energies and new technologies.
Our energy clients receive coordinated, across-the-board coverage for their needs, including construction and projects, corporate, competition, regulatory, contractual, trading, litigation/arbitration, dispute resolution and tax issues. We understand the technical, geographical, commercial and geopolitical factors that shape the industry and have first-hand access to contacts, sponsors and decision makers.
Experience has included advising:
- A local energy company in the implementation of a 5 MW hydro power project in Rwanda
- A multinational energy company in relation to the implementation of a 9.5 MW mini-hydro power plant project in Rwanda
- A multinational energy company in the developing of a 50 MW methane gas fired power plant in Rwanda
Jamie Macdonald moderates a panel discussion on ESG and Mining Sustainability in 2021 and Beyond.
James Kamau discusses how ESG is part of the response to COVID-19 and how many organisations, including DLA Piper Africa, is implementing ESG principles during this time.
In many African countries, mining is the backbone of their economies. Often, however, little consideration is given to environmental, social and governance (ESG) implications when a mining resource has been depleted or becomes uneconomical to mine. An appropriate legal framework that deals with mining rehabilitation is vital as part of sustainable mining.
In 2017, drastic and sudden changes affected the mining sector in mainland Tanzania. The Parliament of Tanzania, in a bid to protect the country’s natural resources and the employment opportunities for its citizens, passed a series of legislations in July 2017 aimed towards achieving these objectives.