We offer the full range of project finance related services from the initial structuring, development and financing of a project through to project bonds, restructuring and refinancing of projects, project mergers, acquisitions, and disposals.
We have an in-depth understanding of the challenges in attracting and co-ordinating multiple sources of debt from varying types of financial institutions, which include blending terms such as tenor, identifying the distinct needs for each type of lender, and coming up with an efficient negotiation process to achieve financial close. We also advise on multi source debt financings which typically blend international and regional liquidity sources.
We have strong relationships with, and an understanding of the requirements of, the full range of export credit agencies and development finance institutions which are active in Africa, as well as the key banks and financial institutions. In our experience of executing financing in Sub-Saharan Africa, lenders may insist on the strongest possible protections, including offshore accounts, comprehensive security packages, large debt reserve accounts, political risk guarantees, and liquidity support mechanisms.
Our clients praise our commerciality and thorough understanding of ‘bankability’ issues. We know how to draft contracts and documents that meet the needs of financiers, and to identify and resolve issues that could potentially delay or break deals. Our clients also benefit from our understanding of alternative sources of funding and our ability to work closely with their financial advisers.
We also support clients in obtaining all regulatory consents, approvals or permits for projects and with drafting and/ or negotiating a number of related specialist corporate and commercial agreements and contracts.
Afrilex Associates is a modern regional law firm with presence in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Rwanda. Its team of Partners, Advocates and Associates has unrivalled experience of working with multi-national companies, public companies and private persons within and outside the East African region.