We don’t just advise our clients on the law; we help shape it.

In an uncertain economic climate Governments face escalating scrutiny and demand for public services and infrastructure. Complex government projects, privatisations and procurements need advisors with international experience across multiple jurisdictions who can apply this experience in a local context.

ALN’s lawyers understand the complexities and challenges of government and are able to offer clients in the public sphere a range of advice that includes the perspective of private sector players. That advice often requires urgency and confidentiality, with no precedent existing. We meet with policymakers to understand their views and how their ideas impact businesses; a vital communication channel that informs and shapes our advice, increasing our depth of knowledge and helping clients effectively navigate significant challenges.

Representative transactions include advising:

  1. Government of Kenya (GoK)

    In connection with the issue of its USD 2 billion Eurobond in 2014. The bond became the African Deal of the Year at the 2014 Global Capital Emerging Markets Bond Awards, and it remains the largest sovereign debut debt issue in Sub-Saharan Africa to date.

  2. The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development

    In connection with the development of the first ever oil refinery project in Uganda, valued at USD 4 billion, with a capacity of 60,000 barrels of oil per day and is expected to refine oil produced by Total, CNOOC, and Tullow, the licensed players in Uganda’s oil and gas sector.

  3. European Investment Bank

    In connection with three separate financing arrangements with the Government of Zambia for various projects undertaken by ZESCO, a state-owned power company in Zambia.

  1. The Ministry of Finance formerly Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MOFEC)

    In connection with the development of a draft PPP policy and guidelines for consultation with MOFEC and stakeholders.

  2. Government of Tanzania and TANESCO

    In connection with the proposed Ruhudji Hydropower project.

  3. Rutongo Mining

    In connection with an acquisition by TINCO of shares owned by the Government of Rwanda in Rutongo Mining.