DLA Piper Africa achieves impressive results in the newly released 2020 edition of The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)edition
We advise on a wide range of land, real estate, property projects in the region. Land transactions have the potential to be fraught in Africa and we support our clients with complex land acquisition and titling issues.
Our team in Senegal advises on contracts of sale, residents’ rules for co-tenancy, and related corporate issues, such as project finance, tax and construction.
The successful completion of any construction project depends on the quality of the project documents and ensuring that the project is delivered to the required standard, on budget and on time.
Our lawyers in Senegal are experienced in all sectors of the construction and engineering industry including energy, infrastructure and development. We advise on all manner of procurement methods, from commercial developments to major international, domestic, civil and process engineering and energy projects.
Obtaining consent for your project can be a minefield of political pressure and legal risk. Our focus is always on helping our clients to successfully negotiate that minefield efficiently and effectively.
Our lawyers in Senegal act for both the private and public sectors, including developers, infrastructure providers, government departments and local authorities. Our clients trust us to lead their most politically sensitive and legally contentious projects.
An effective real estate strategy must be integrated with business operations. It must enhance flexibility while diminishing cost and risk and, where appropriate, release capital for the business.
Our lawyers' knowledge of our clients’ businesses as well as the underlying legal issues they face is key to our advice to any organization which needs to buy, sell, manage or lease land or buildings.
Our lawyers' experience guiding commercial development projects gives our clients a competitive advantage. Clients seek us out because we deliver the full range of services necessary to conceive, implement and complete significant projects.
Our real estate finance lawyers in Senegal advise both lenders and borrowers in finance transactions throughout the real estate industry.
Clients know they can rely on us at all stages of their real estate transactions, from the term sheet and structuring stage, through closing, tranching, syndication and securitization, administration, servicing and, if required, restructuring.
Our lawyers in Senegal represent clients for whom real estate is a core asset or an alternative investment and clients whose business operations have significant real estate needs.
We can advise in all areas of law including: structuring, financing and tax advisory; due diligence; acquisitions and disposals; property development; and leasing and facilities management.
Contentious issues can arise in even the most carefully managed real estate portfolios. Our real estate litigation lawyers in Senegal have the market understanding to offer legal advice about those issues that reflect our clients' business needs.
We also advise in relation to both high value and complex transactional work and day-to-day portfolio management issues, ranging from covenant and/or rights disputes on city center development sites to landlord and tenant issues such as the enforcement of tenant repair obligations.
Experience has included advising:
- Savini Group and Compania Generale Servizi in relation to their USD90 million property project for 570 housing units in Gabon.
- Orascom on an integrated housing project in a disadvantaged area of Dakar that comprises 270 housing units, including 210 that will be made available to the existing occupants, with the remaining 60 being sold to the public to finance the project.
- Dangote Group on a land dispute in relation to a cement plant project.
- Jumbo Group on a joint venture to develop 80 villas in Somone in Senegal.
As the articles in this issue show, the world’s second largest continent may offer real opportunities to foreign investors in real estate.