Norton Rose Fulbright in Africa
An established footprint in Africa
Understanding the Africa landscape
Africa is one of the most complex and culturally diverse continents in the world. Navigating the opportunities and risks associated with doing business in this dynamic emerging market requires a business partner with deep sector expertise and regional experience.
Advising on projects and deals across Africa for over 40 years, we have one of the largest legal footprints in Africa of any international law firm.
An established Africa practice
Our Tier 1 Africa practice is steered by our Africa leadership group – consisting of lawyers with deep on-the ground experience in Africa – to develop and grow our emerging markets practice.
A strong bench of lawyers across Europe and the Middle East works closely with our offices and alliances located in on-the ground presence in Africa and a vast international network of offices, advising on both common and civil laws across Africa. We work with those building businesses on the continent, as well as those investing it in and we act as a key adviser to corporates, borrowers, sponsors, investment banks, government bodies, ECAs and multilaterals, and off-takers on major projects across Africa.
We have a particular focus on traditional and digital infrastructure, mining and natural resources, energy and transport as well as technology, media and telecoms.
Tier 1 – Emerging Markets - Legal 500 UK 2023
Band 2 – Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals (Africa-wide) – Chambers 2022
Earth, Wind and Solar
Ep16: Green Bonds and Sustainable Investing
Peter Young, Vishal Mawkin, Sarah Devine and Rebecca Abou-Chedid discuss green bonds and sustainable investing.
Earth, Wind and Solar
Ep15: Conversation about
mining with Barrick Gold
We have a conversation about the mining industry with Poupak Bahamin, general counsel of Barrick Gold Corporation.
Energy transition outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa forecast
DNV’s reports on energy transition including the report focussed on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) highlights the different pressures faced by developing nations in reducing emissions.
ESG in the context of the African and Middle Eastern telecommunications and digital infrastructure sectors
In April 2021, a survey of 34 limited partnerships by the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association showed that 97% considered it important to take ESG factors into account when making investment decisions. Such a focus on ESG is partly driven by investors, suppliers, customers and local stakeholders requiring ESG to be a principal factor in the terms of any investment or contractual relationship.
Earth, Wind and Solar
Ep14: Hydrogen Continued:
Opportunities for Emerging Markets
We continue our conversation about hydrogen with Michillay Brown, Nuria Hartmann and Ivana Jemelkova in part two of this two-part episode.
Can renewables provide Africa with the power it needs to industrialise and develop?
Africa urgently needs electricity to grow and develop because 600 million people on the continent currently have no access to power.
Beyond COP27: Latest insights, news and resources
COP27, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will tak...
Firm announces new Africa leadership group
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced a new Africa leadership group to help steer its acclaimed, Tier 1 Africa practice.
Norton Rose Fulbright advises Sinopec on PSC with Sonatrach
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised SINOPEC Overseas Oil & Gas Limited (SOOGL) in relation to a 25-year production-sharing contract (PSC) with Algeria’s Sonatrach for the devel...
Norton Rose Fulbright advises Titan Trust Bank on acquisition of Union Bank
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Titan Trust Bank Limited (TTB) on its acquisition of NGX-listed Union Bank of Nigeria PLC (Union Bank).
Norton Rose Fulbright advises Angola on multi-billion dollar debt programme, bond and tender offer
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised the Republic of Angola on its London-listed multi-billion dollar Global Medium Term Note programme for the issue of its international sovereign debt, as well as its US$1.75bn international bond issue and related strategic tender offer for outstanding sovereign debt.
Norton Rose Fulbright advises Shalina on $600m financing agreement with Trafigura
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Shalina Resources (“Shalina”), a leading and established vertically integrated copper and cobalt producer with assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on a US$600 million financing agreement with global commodity trading company Trafigura Pte. Ltd. (“Trafigura”).