Afrique

Pionnier sur tous les marchés sur lesquels le cabinet exerce son activité, Cleary Gottlieb conduit des transactions en Afrique et représente des clients établis dans la région depuis plus de 40 ans. Ayant été parmi les premiers cabinets internationaux à travailler dans la région, nos offrons à nos clients des dizaines d’années d’expérience et une connaissance pratique des usages commerciaux locaux. Principalement à travers nos bureaux de Paris et de Londres, le cabinet a géré de nombreuses opérations d’importance majeure dans certains secteurs clés de l’économie africaine, en particulier l’énergie, les télécommunications et les projets industriels. Le cabinet traite régulièrement des transactions complexes et innovantes dans tous les domaines, et posséde une expérience dans plus de 30 pays africains.


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Practice Highlights What Others Say About Our Practice

Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in $750 Million Eurobond Offering

Federal Republic of Nigeria in $1 Billion Eurobond Offering

Orascom in Acquisition of Ammonium Sulphate Distribution Rights from EuroChem

Republic of Congo Wins Ruling on Motion to Transfer for Lack of Venue

$1.5 Billion Equity Investment in African Minerals Limited

African Minerals Limited in $350 Million Finance Package

Sichuan Hongda Group in $3 Billion Investment in Coal and Iron Ore Projects in Tanzania

Helios Investment Partners in Formation of Largest Pan-Africa Private Equity Fund Raised to Date

Renaissance Partners in Development of Tribal Land Outside of Takoradi, Ghana

Energy & Natural Resources Deal of the Year
(Shandong Iron & Steel Group's $1.5 billion investment in African Minerals Limited)
China Law & Practice, 2012
#2 in EMEA M&A, Target Industry: Financials
Thomson Reuters, 2013 Rankings (Announced, value)

#3 in Emerging Markets M&A
Thomson Reuters, 2013 Rankings (Completed, value)

“Capital markets and transactional work are the mainstays of this firm’s corporate and commercial Africa offering. The Paris office is the driving force of a workload that involves significant sovereign matters and private equity transactions."

"Commentators praise the team’s local expertise in francophone regions on matters that range from mining regulatory issues to project development and finance.”
Chambers Global, 2014
“Market observers compliment the energy practice of this international firm for its work in mining in Africa. It also has expertise in oil and gas, biofuels and electricity. The firm helps clients set up commercial operations, negotiate joint ventures and acquisitions. In addition it has extensive experience of IPOs and antitrust, tax and financing matters.

‘The lawyers are well-recognised experts for energy and mining in West Africa. They have the ability to get deals done and understand the jurisdictions very well, both legally and culturally.’”
Chambers Europe, 2013 
"This firm continues to be a prominent presence on the continent, and can draw on extensive and varied experience in Africa work. The group represents governments and public and private companies across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial issues. ‘For Africa, they’re top - they are truly multicultural and multilingual.’”

“This firm is a highly active participant in the African energy market, and advises sponsors, lenders and government bodies on major projects. ... ‘They have a good appreciation of our commercial objective. Thorough, rigorous, insightful, yet also pragmatic, and they have a lot of experience in this particular environment.’”
Chambers Global, 2013
 
 “This firm has long-running experience of working in more than 30 African jurisdictions. It is active in a significant number of projects and energy transactions, which it handles mainly from its Paris office. ‘A strong firm generally but its tradition of working in Africa stands out especially.’”
Chambers Global, 2012