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Mayer Brown offers practical experience, technical skills and commercial knowledge of the African market and we understand the challenges and rewards that exist in African jurisdictions. The African continent provides a wealth of opportunities both to clients seeking to expand their operations and to new entrants to these countries.


Finance and Projects

  • Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on the project development of five green hydrogen projects with aggregate total of 85 GW. The projects are designed to unlock a number of local opportunities deriving from the sustainable generation of large-scale renewable energy and help drive access to clean energy, clean water resources and the development of new green industries locally and for export.
  • Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and Equity Bank Uganda Limited on the financing of the construction of two additional self-propelled barges being developed by Mahathi Infra Uganda Ltd, an oil logistics firm, for use on Lake Victoria, Uganda. Mayer Brown also advised AFC on their equity investment in Mahathi, which sees AFC become a 27 per cent shareholder in the company.
  • Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) on its role as mandated lead arranger, and various other lenders, on a syndicated US$600 million copper and cobalt development financing facility for Trafigura in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
  • MCA-Benin II (an entity of the US-based Millennium Challenge Corporation), the Government of Benin and the SBEE (Beninese electricity distribution company) on the development of an Independent Power Project (IPP) legal and institutional framework, standard form typical contracts (including concession and PPA) and a competitive bidding process in Benin which resulted in the current development and financing of a 50 MW solar PV IPP project to be deployed on four sites.

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