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Transport

Africa’s economic growth depends on building efficient transport links within the region, as well as with the rest of the world. The African transport industry has undergone a major transformation in recent years and will continue to be fundamental to the further economic growth of the whole continent.

We are global leaders in transport with worldclass knowledge of the aviation, rail and shipping sectors.

We have advised clients on some of the largest and most innovative African transport projects. Our international team of lawyers advise clients on all forms of financing, restructuring, M&A, joint ventures and alliances, antitrust, competition and regulatory, sustainability, dispute resolution and arbitration.

Our annual Africa Aviation School held in Johannesburg to share knowledge and experience with clients and investors, is an example of our commitment to Africa.

Our recent work

Africa’s largest transhipment contract

We advised Coeclerici Group, a significant bulk logistics operator, on the largest transhipment contract in Africa to date for east Africa’s biggest coal mine, which is ultimately owned by Vale S.A. of Brazil. This is thought to be the first time a fully functioning coal mine is to be serviced entirely by specialist transshipper vessels. This deal was awarded the Shipping Finance Law Award Jane’s Transport Finance.

We worked with our client on every aspect of the transaction from the building contracts, the transhipment and crane construction contracts, the legal structuring of the owning entities, the agreements to charter, the charterparties, as well as the financing of the entire venture.

Awards and accolades

  • Legal house of the year, 2012, Global Transport Finance Awards
  • Aviation law firm of the year, 2012, Airline Economics