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Our team’s knowledge is as expansive as the continent.

With abundant natural resources and numerous unique opportunities across the continent, Africa is a constantly growing economic region. The Firm has had an established presence here for over 130 years, with one of the largest multidisciplinary teams of lawyers handling transactions and litigation matters, and assisting clients develop projects, in the mining, energy and infrastructure industries throughout the continent.
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The firm has had an established presence in Africa for over 130 years, with the firm in South Africa tracing its founding to 1879. With offices in Johannesburg, London and in Canada’s major business centers, we access a growing network of business leaders and advisers throughout Africa and beyond. Because business across the continent is powered by relationships, clients with interests in Africa benefit from our global connections.

As an international firm, we have one of the largest teams of lawyers dedicated to Africa, comprising a multidisciplinary team handling transactions and litigation matters across the full range of industries and practices. Our lawyers advise on public offerings of natural resource and other companies on the JSE, LSE, AIM and TSX, and on the raising of debt and equity in the capital markets for investment in projects throughout the continent.  We have been privileged to assist companies and governments on major mining, energy and infrastructure projects throughout Africa and we were recently awarded Legal Advisor of the Year by Ai Africa Investor. In addition, our work with Nigeria’s largest private-sector gas distributor on the partial divestment of one of its subsidiaries was awarded Large Cap Deal of the Year (2017) by Private Equity Africa.  


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Client Work

  • Fasken successfully represented a key applicant in a landmark decision made by the Constitutional Court in the Transfer of Water Use Entitlements,
  • Africa Oil signed two production sharing contracts with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea for off shore blocks EG-18 and EG-31, Ongoing since February 2023
  • Trago Energy Ltd disposes significant interest in an oil and gas block in Namibia,
  • Fasken advises Agrarius Sustainability Engineered and 27four Investment Managers on the JSE listing of a R10 billion Shari’ah compliant, sustainability-linked asset-backed note programme,
  • Fasken advises Lenders on the financial close of two registered 100 MW energy projects,
  • CPV 1 Touwsrivier solar plant refinancing,
  • Etion Limited successfully completed its disposal of 100% of their share capital to Reunert Applied Electronics Holdings Proprietary Limited,
  • Barrick Gold Corporation completes the acquisition of prospecting licenses from Tembo Gold Corp.,
  • Golden Star Resources Ltd. closes US$470 million plan of arrangement with Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining Co., Ltd., Chijin International (Hong Kong) Limited and its assignee Kefei Investment (BVI) Limited,


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