Real Estate

We advise investors across Francophone Africa in all sectors of real estate as well as property developers, are familiar at dealing with governments, landowners and public sector bodies on a wide range of transactions, from green field acquisitions, right-of-way negotiations, to offices, hotels and retail developments.

Our lawyers can advise on real estate both as part of a larger transaction or as a stand-alone project.

Our team can take the headache out of land acquisition and real estate, whether you are a project sponsor acquiring it as part of your investment or a lender taking it as security. We have the experience to give you the comfort you and your partners require.

11 Matters
Providing state-owned corporations with sound legal advice in Africa

Real estate advice in Madagascar

We advised a Russian state-owned enterprise on their questions relating to real estate in... More

Real estate procedure in Madagascar

Land acquisition advice - Madagascar

We advised a South African developer on the expansion of a luxury beach resort. This included the acquisition of a sizeable area of coast... More

Acquiring a Malagasy island

Offshore island acquisition - Madagascar

We advised a Hong Kong based investor on its acquisition of an island offshore Madagascar. We conducted due diligence at the regional... More

Developing Madagascar’s first timeshare resort

Timeshare structuring & due diligence

We advised an international tourism group developing Madagascar’s first timeshare resort. Issues included security of tenure when... More

Real estate procedure in Madagascar

Real estate acquisition - Madagascar

We advised a foreign embassy in Madagascar on a USD 100 million real estate acquisition and development. Issues included the ability of... More


Ambatovy Project financing, Madagascar

Advice on US $8.5bn Ambatovy Project Financing in Madagascar

We have considerable experience in advising large project finance transactions during construction phase in Madagascar. Since 2005 we have... More

Mining investment laws

Investing in Guinea

We acted for a major Japanese mining house in relation to its investment process in Guinea and reviewed all the laws relating to mining... More

Biofuel project on AIM

AIM Listing - Biofuel company

We advised a biofuel company on the listing of its Madagascar project on AIM. We advised on initial corporate structuring issues including... 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

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

Negotiating US NGO radio towers in Gabon

Establishment, licencing and construction of an short wave radio station

We acted for a US-based NGO by negotiating the operating licence for short wave radio towers and negotiated, drafted and registered the... More