Banking & Finance

We provide legal advice to banks, financial institutions, insurance and reinsurance companies. We also act for international lenders and borrowers on complex and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Our transactional team has experience in advising on term sheets, commenting on loan agreements from a local law perspective, advising on the taking and giving of security (as well as realising the same), drafting local law loan and security agreements and other supporting documentation, as well as papering all the local elements of an international finance transaction.

43 Matters

FMO Investment to a Mauritian Solar Power Project Company for African Expansion

We advised a Mauritian solar power project company in preparing investment documents by FMO in relation to its projects in several African... More

Issuing and maintaining shares.

Share Purchase by an American Solar PV Supplier in a Mauritian Company

We advised an American supplier of solar PV power stations in respect of the purchase of shares in a Mauritian company. We drafted the... More

Getting the facts on private equity investments on the island nation

agricultural acquisition in Madagascar

We advised a private equity firm regarding an acquisition financing matter in Africa, which concerns asset acquisition from an... More

Financing industrial-scale farms in Madagascar

US$18M project financing of an eel farm - Madagascar

We advised a development finance institution in Southern Africa on its US$18m project financing of an eel farm in South East Madagascar. We... More

Making complex banking law simple with custom-made guides

Advisory guide on financial products – Ivory Coast

We advised a major British financial institution. We reviewed and signed off an advisory guide helping clients to understand the various... More

Expanding your bank to new countries

Expansion of business - Ivory Coast

We acted for one of South Africa's largest financial services groups on the opening of their new offices in Ivory Coast. Our advice... More

Working with your wealth management firm in Africa

Assistance on Ivory Coast-based derivatives transactions

We provided assistance to a wealth management firm on a questionnaire involving ISDA derivatives transactions... More

Bolstering Bulge Bracket bank for their ISDA transactions

ISDA transactions in Ivory Coast & Senegal

We advised a Bulge Bracket bank on Ivorian and Senegalese ISDA-based transactions. We reviewed for them: Procedures on closing financial... More

Securing quality securities law advice in Chad

Provision of securities products in Chad without physical presence

We advised a Canadian bank on Chadian securities law. The bank did not want a physical presence in Chad, but wanted to provide service to... More

Legal counsel for your cross-border banking needs

Cross-border leasing - Senegal

We advised a banking company financing projects and equipment on cross-border leasing and provision of cross-border equipment finance... More

Facilitating major transactions in Ivory Coast

Transaction advice – Ivory Coast

We acted for a borrower in a transaction following the establishment of a Chinese Wall in-house. We advised the borrower in respect of... More

Planning retail banking services? We can help with the legalities

Cross-border sales advice - Senegal

We advised a leading UK High Street bank on the marketing and sale of retail products in Senegal. Our advice focused on the legal and... More


Operational advice for your bank

Shareholder Change and Mauritian Law Implications for Subsidiaries

We recently provided a legal opinion to a major Tanzanian Bank in relation to a change of shareholders at the holding company level and the... More

Assisting with $85 Million Investment and Negotiations in Mauritian Holding Company

We recently advised a French development finance institution, an impact fund, and a Swedish Government's development financier in relation... More

Financing for $10.5 Million Bridge Loan to Mauritian Entity in Pan-African Hotel Group

We recently advised a South African bank in relation to the local law aspects of the financing of a USD 10.5 million bridge loan to a... More

$10 Million Facility for the Funding of a Mauritian Telecom Projects in Africa

We recently advised a European investment bank in relation to a USD 10 million facility to a Mauritian company in relation to projects in... More

Helping secure telecoms acquisitions

Telecommunications towers acquisition - Congo and Chad

We advised a telecommunication multinational with the financing of its acquisition of towers owned by another telecommunication group in... More

Getting mobile telephony going in the Central African Republic

Mobile Licence Acquisition - Central African Republic

We advised a client interested in acquiring a company with a mobile licence. We conducted a thorough due diligence on the target company... More

UK operator asset purchase in Madagascar

Asset Purchase of Short Wave Radio Installation in Madagascar

Acting for a UK based operator, we conducted detailed due diligence on short wave radio assets located in Madagascar. This included... More

Banking regulation across 5 jurisdictions

Banking regulation across 11 jurisdictions

We advised a leading international bank on regulatory aspects of retail banking across the Francophone region, including banking licences,... More

Advice on establishing a bank in Madagascar

Establishing a bank in Madagascar

We advised a leading international bank on the rules and regulations surrounding establishing a bank in Madagascar, obtaining a banking... More

US$18bn eel farm financing

USD18m project financing advice - Madagascar

We advised a development finance institution in Southern Africa on its USD18m project financing of an eel farm in South East Madagascar. We... More

Closing out merchant bank

Close-Out/Netting & sovereign immunity opinion

We acted for a major “Bulge Bracket” bank and advised on ISDA based transactions in Ivory Coast and Senegal. We reviewed in... More

Card rollout in CAR and Madagascar

New credit card issuance

We advised a major card issuer on the rollout of its new card product in the Central African Republic and Madagascar. We reviewed rules and... More