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Central Africa

Our experts are involved in all aspects from infrastructure to disputes, working with governments and corporates in Central Africa on a range of matters.
  • Profile
  • Experience

We have represented a number of corporates and governments in energy related disputes within the region. Our experts are able to draw support from the wider international group and offices.

Our partners have years of experience advising clients based in and investing into Central Africa and we have strong working relationships with leading lawyers across the region. This allows us to provide advice set against a background of in-depth local knowledge.

Our clients include listed and private companies, financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, investment companies, private equity houses, governments and state-owned entities.

We offer a full range of services including arbitration, asset finance, aviation, corporate, funds, IPOs, M&A, private equity, fraud and asset tracing, energy and natural resources, litigation, rail, maritime, projects and project finance, regulation, trade and export finance, and construction and engineering. In addition, we frequently advise governments on disputes, intra-governmental matters, international arbitration, drafting of legislation and major frauds.

"Stephenson Harwood has a high-quality Africa team."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2013

Government of the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

Advised on contractual negotiations regarding the implementation of the EU forest law enforcement governance Trade Action Plan. These instructions follow successful representation in similar matters in Africa.

Exxon Exploration and Production and KBR, Chad

Acted in cases at the Supreme court level in relation the Doba Oil Project in Chad.

Comico (Oil SPA in the Cuvette region)

Advised in relation to shareholder disputes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Oil major, Chad–Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project

Represented a client before Chadian courts and the OHADA Common Court of Justice in Abidjan against numerous subcontractors in a £4.5 million commercial dispute in relation to the project.

International company, Chad and Democratic Republic of Congo

Involved in negotiations for the sale of gold mining exploration and production permits in Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Private equity fund, Angola

Advised on a power project in Angola.

Subsahara Services Inc. (SSI), a KBR entity, Chad

Acted for SSI before the Chadian courts including at the Supreme Court level over claims filed by former employees asking for overtime payments and allegedly unpaid bonuses.

Private UK based oil company, Democratic Republic of Congo

Represented a client in a shareholders dispute before the courts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against a company party to an oil PSA with the government of the DRC.

Rig and port infrastructure, Gabon

Advising the project vehicle on a port and rig refurbishment facility to be constructed on a Greenfield site in Gabon.

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