Norton Rose Group’s expertise in Africa recognised at multiple awards ceremonies

11 March 2012

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International legal practice Norton Rose Group is delighted to have advised on four ‘Africa Deals of the Year 2011’ at the recent Project Finance Magazine and PFI awards ceremonies.

The winning infrastructure and energy projects were:

  • African Renewables Deal of the Year - Addax Bioenergy: the first bio-energy project to be brought to financial close in Africa and the largest post-conflict agricultural project to be developed in Sierra Leone.
  • African Mining deal of the Year - Boseto: the first producing copper mine in Botswana.
  • African Telecoms Deal of the Year - Etisalat Nigeria: the largest project financing ever in Nigeria.
  • African Power Deal of the Year - KivuWatt: the methane to power project that is Rwanda’s first independent power project, first project financing and largest single private investment.

Norton Rose Group has five offices in Africa (Casablanca, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and an associate office in Dar Es Salaam) and has worked on transactions in Africa over many decades.  

Martin McCann, head of infrastructure, mining and commodities for Norton Rose Group commented: “We are delighted to win these awards and they are a testament to the expertise of our practice in Africa.  We have advised on transactions in more than 40 African jurisdictions and have considerable knowledge of the local customs, practices and languages across countries.  These awards also demonstrate our cutting-edge expertise in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors and in projects which are all ‘firsts’ in their field”.

For further information please contact:

Amelia Snare, Marketing and Communications Manager - Middle East, Norton Rose (Middle East) LLP
Tel: +971 (0)4 369 6300
amelia.snare@nortonrose.com