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Whether you are listing for the first time, buying in to assets located in the region or moving your listing to a bigger exchange, we have the experience to help you. We have acted on many exchange- related transactions and are familiar with the level of diligence and work product required. Whether acting for the target, the listed vehicle or the intermediary (NOMADs etc) we know the pressures involved. We can advise on directors' rights, duties and responsibilities, board meetings, memoranda and articles of association, company secretarial matters and shareholders' rights as well as issuing the final opinions confirming the good standing of the local company.

LP Hill PLC – Acquisition and Re-Admission

Advising LP Hill Plc on its acquisition of Tranomaro Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, a company with uranium assets in the south of Madagascar. The firm completed extensive due diligence, drafted all the mining permit transfer documentation, created the new (local) project vehicle, arranged share transfers between the parties and co-ordinated the closing of the transaction from the Malagasy perspective. We also drafted and negotiated the key joint venture agreement with OMNIS, the party representing the Malagasy government.

Madagascar Biodiesel PLC – AIM Listing

Advising a Madagascar Biodiesel PLC on the listing of its Madagascar bio-diesel project on AIM. We advised on initial corporate structuring issues including the form of company and domicile of the parent as well as assisting in the negotiation of contracts both for provision of product and acquisition of land. We further advised on risk mitigation strategies for the corporate investor, confirmed the corporate structure and provided a closing opinion prior to listing.

UMC Mining PLC – Reverse Takeover and Re-Admission

Advising UMC Mining (an AIM listed company) on its reverse takeover of a Malagasy mining company. Working closely with the Nomad and listing authority, our advice included review and verification of the company structure, reviewing and issuing an opinion on the licences and licence transfers, commenting on the share purchase agreement from a Malagasy law perspective as well as advising on the deal in a Madagascar context.

ICTSI – International Listing Transfer

Advising International Container Terminal Services Inc in relation to the Madagascar aspect of the transfer of its listing from the Philippines to Singapore. Advice included detailed due diligence on the local company structure, confirmation that the concession was still valid and binding, a review of personnel and other assets and liabilities and issuing a closing opinion prior to listing.

Madagascar Assets – ASX Listing

Advising an Australian Junior on the Madagascar aspects of its listing on the ASX. We provided the listing opinion for the Exchange and advised the client on the areas requiring attention pre-listing. We conducted a detailed pre-listing due diligence for the Directors and issued an opinion of Good Standing to the Board.