Vinson & Elkins has a long-standing reputation for advising on Africa-related oil and gas transactions, energy projects, and disputes — and our market-leading lawyers have advised on numerous landmark transactions and projects — in almost every African country.
Our significant African experience has historically focused primarily on
the energy industry, including oil and gas, power, and LNG. We now also have a
significant track record of advising clients involved in the telecommunications,
infrastructure, and mining and minerals sectors — with substantial knowledge of
mergers and acquisitions (acting on both the buy and the sale side),
acquisition and project financing (acting for both lenders and borrowers), and
joint-venture project development.
The rich and diverse experience we have in Africa means that we
have a deep understanding of the commercial and legal developments in the
region, as well as the risks, rewards, and considerations to bear in mind when
dealing with African markets. This experience means that we are able to
bring multiple legal disciplines to each Africa-related assignment, including
energy, project, and development finance; mergers and acquisitions; private
equity, securities, and corporate finance; and international disputes. V&E lawyers in each of these practice areas have significant experience on the
ground advising on African matters.
Having advised clients across the continent for more than 20 years, we have developed
close relationships with local legal communities, and have a deep understanding
of the local regulatory, political, and cultural issues that arise across Africa.