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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Working for global card issuers

New credit & debit card product advice - OHADA region

We advised one of the world’s major credit and debit card issuers seeking to roll out a new card product in Francophone Africa. We... More

Aircraft financing in Africa.

Aircraft financing - Madagascar

We advised a regional aircraft leasing company in relation to the financing of five ATR aircraft for the national airlines of Madagascar.... 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