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.

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Getting retail banking right in francophone Africa

Retail banking in francophone Africa

We advised a leading international bank on regulatory compliance for retail banking in Francophone Africa, such as license requirements,... More

Drafting guides for your cross-border banking project

Cross-border project - Madagascar

We advised an international bank on its strategic cross-border project. Our support included the establishment of country-specific "Country... More

Processing securities in Gabon

Banking Opinion – Major US financial institution

We provided an opinion to a major US finance house on taking and exercising security, as well as how to deal with any funds which were... More

Operational advice for your bank

Banking services - Gabon

We helped a major American bank devise its internal policies for offering banking services in... More

Making money lending work

Money lending advice - Gabon

We advised a Chinese state-owned development bank on the framework for lending to Gabonese entities. Advice included the rules for giving... More

Setting up letters of credit

Letters of credit - Gabon

We advised a Japanese multinational banking and financial services company on the technical aspects of setting up letters of credit in... More

Helping with your ship mortgages in Comoros

Ship mortgage registration – Comoros

We advised a UAE-based Islamic Bank in relation to the preliminary registration of the first preferred Union of Comoros ship mortgage on a... More

Banking on our team for your international credit card

Implementation of international credit card - Comoros

We assisted an American multinational with its offering of an international credit card in Comoros'... More

Reviewing complex banking documents in Comoros

Legal advice - Comoros

We advised a Singaporean multinational banking and financial services company with respect to the review of a receivables purchase... More

Crafting expert advice on bankruptcy law

Guide on bankruptcy law - OHADA region

We wrote the chapter on bankruptcy in the OHADA region for Thomson Reuters Inside the Minds: Bankruptcy Law Client Strategies in the Middle... More

Swapping derivatives in Africa

Derivatives - Cameroon, Ivory Coast, & Senegal

We advised a major French bank on its planned swaps transactions in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and... More

Does your major transaction have an African element to it? Contact us for help

International securities law - Major corporate acquisition

We advised an Australian law firm on a financial transaction for a syndicate of banks. They were to loan an Australian company funding to... 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

Multi-jurisdictional banking regulation s

Banking regulation advice in 14 countries

We advised a major international bank in determining its in-country rules for opening bank accounts and offering financial services across... More

Potential mining investment into Guinea

Mining investment pre-feasibility assessment - Guinea

We advised a major Japanese mining house on its investment process in Guinea. We reviewed all the laws concerning mining investment and law... More

Capital raising in Madagascar

Capital Raising - Madagascar

We advised a London-based broker on the legal and regulatory issues concerning their capital raising in Madagascar. We oversaw and... More