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Infrastructure, Construction and Transport

Our lawyers in Tunisia advise infrastructure clients in all aspects of their legal matters. 

We advise our clients on strategies and techniques for protecting and managing their businesses. We also draft and revise commercial contracts and provide legal opinions and assistance before administrative institutions for procuring license agreements. 

We represent our clients with litigation advice when facing a crisis, by determining what type of legal procedures would be needed, providing the right tactical and legal advice in order to minimise the impact of the dispute.

Experience has included advising:

  • The Alaine Group  in matters regarding commercial litigation, debt collection, Exequatur action of a foreign judgment, dispute on the execution of a protocol;
  • APM Terminals in a PPP operation for the construction and management of ports with the Tunisian Government;
  • Maersk Tunisie the world’s largest container shipping company regarding a concession agreement;
  • Star Container Tunisia – APM Terminals in negotiating a transaction with previous shareholders and drafting an agreement in order to avoid a long litigation process and obtaining the cancellation of all cases against our client; and
  • An international air cargo company on the acquisition of a stake in the capital of an airline company including legal due diligence of concession contracts and government approvals.

Civil lawsuits in Burundi during COVID-19

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.

The time is now for continental unity in African dispute settlement

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.

Advising Investec on financing of Ghana Infrastructure Company Ltd

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.