The fintech industry is popular for its dynamic approach to delivery and relies on technological advances. Innovations such as blockchain, mobile payments and savings, peer-to-peer lending platforms, crowdfunding and similar internet-based solutions have radically transformed the financial services landscape in Nigeria, challenging its traditional business models and regulatory infrastructure. However, beyond the noteworthy advancements in this sector, a key concern is giving the country’s growing population access to these innovative solutions.
Our finance and projects lawyers in Tunisia advise on all aspects of procuring finance, either from banks or private investors, securing guarantees as well as completing due diligence reports or checking on debts.
In addition to our know-how, we have strong communication and negotiation skills which give us the ability work with our clients and guide them through the right approach to accomplish their projects or develop their financial strategies.
Experience has included advising:
- Attijari Finance on M&A and restructuring operations of its clients;
- PGI Holding - Group Amen Bank in corporate, M&A and private equity matters;
- IM Bank on several privatization operations in Tunisia; and
- BNP Paribas Factory in various financing operations in Tunisia.
Open banking is a system where banks allow or authorize third parties, such as financial technology or fintech companies, to access their clients’ financial data to build applications or services. Anchored on providing better customer experiences, open banking has stirred a lot of interest in Africa, including banking apps with detailed analytics of finances, the ability to send money from one bank to another using mobile phones, or the ability to transfer money from one telecoms network to another.
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.