Poor transport infrastructure with patchy road and rail links between key economic hubs makes the cost of moving goods in Africa two to three times higher than in developed countries.
The transport and logistics industry is central to the evolution of an efficient global marketplace. It is also an industry with evolving legal and regulatory demands requiring advice and counsel that looks beyond the borders of a single country. ALN has the local knowledge and diverse experience to seamlessly collaborate with clients across borders and territories.
We assist clients in the haulage of goods by all modes of transport, including aviation, motor vehicle, maritime and rail, and advise on all legal aspects, including purchases, sales, leasing, chartering or financing of aircraft; insurance; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; compliance; relevant labour and employment laws; and tax and customs issues.
Our continental reach means we deliver specialist legal advice anywhere, while also providing the local know-how required, coordinated seamlessly, and to the standards expected of the world’s leading law firms.
Representative transactions include advising:
In connection with investment in SafeBoda, a company with subsidiaries in Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria, providing a ride-hailing platform.
A Swiss logistics provider, in connection with its East African group structure.
one of the world’s largest logistics providers with operations in 100 countries
a Japanese global logistics company
An air cargo provider based in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, in connection with its proposed acquisition of a stake in a company involved in the transportation of fuel in barges on Lake Victoria.
One of the world’s largest logistics providers with operations in 100 countries and publicly traded on the Kuwait Stock Exchange and the Dubai Financial Market, in connection with its intellectual property matters.
an Africa-focussed logistics and transport services company, in connection with its sale to Agility, one of the world’s largest logistics providers with operations in 100 countries and publicly traded on the Kuwait Stock Exchange and the Dubai Financial Market.