Innovative project structuring, financing and delivery are an integral part of the solution to Africa’s energy and infrastructure gap.

Governments, financiers and project developers across the continent are exploring ways to structure projects in rapidly growing sectors including green and renewable energy, mining, oil and natural gas, telecommunications and infrastructure development.

ALN brings an integrated and creative approach to advising sponsors, contractors, funders and central and local government on how to structure and deliver efficient and effective energy and infrastructure projects. Our deep understanding of the key bankability issues and commercial drivers enables us to anticipate and resolve key legal and commercial risk issues.

We have the in-house expertise to advice on all aspects of project development and finance at every stage from inception to financial close. We have excellent working relationships with governments, bi-lateral and multi-lateral financing institutions, export credit agencies, private equity financiers and commercial banks, all of whom have financed large scale projects in Africa. We leverage on these relationships to provide tailored solutions for our clients.

Principal Areas of Practice:

  • Power, including thermal, solar, hydro, wind and geothermal
  • Infrastructure, including roads, ports, railways, airports, water and waste management, telecommunication and social infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Project finance
  • Construction
  • Tax

Representative transactions include advising:

  1. Berkeley

    In connection with its first ever transaction in Madagascar which involved the acquisition of a significant portfolio of hydro and solar assets (greenfield and brownfield) from Tozzi Renewable Energy and on a co-investment made by FMO in Berkeley Energy’s platform vehicle relating to these Madagascar assets.

  2. ResponsAbility

    In connection with the joint development of a 25MW solar PV project located near Bo Town, Sierra Leone, the joint development of the 24MW Tiapata Hydropower Project in Guinea Conakry, and the joint development of the 8.4MW Mutunguru Hydropower Project in Kenya.

  3. IFC and Proparco

    In connection with the financing of the Gaselia Group’s development, expansion and upgrade program in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali and Guinea.

  4. The Ugandan Government

    In connection with the development of a dual carriage between Kampala and Jinja, including advising on the optimal PPP arrangement for the project, assisting with the selection of a preferred bidder, and drafting project documents.

  5. Quantum Power East Africa

    As sole legal advisors in connection with a 35MW geothermal power project in Menengai, Kenya.

  6. Globeleq

    In connection with the development of a 40MW solar PV project in Malindi, Kenya.

  1. IFC

    In connection with the Ethiopia Electric Power development, financing and operation of up to 500MW of solar electric power in Ethiopia.

  2. IFC and Proparco

    In connection with the financing of the Gaselia Group’s development, expansion and upgrade program in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali and Guinea.

  3. KP&P BV - The sponsors of the 310 MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

    In connection with all legal matters in relation to the largest power generation project in Kenya, designed to provide at least 17% of the country’s power demand and 2014 winner of the PFI African Renewable deal of the year award.

  4. City-Yuwa Partners and Ingerosec Corporation

    In connection with the development of a medical and hazardous waste management facility in Nairobi funded pursuant to a government-to-government agreement between the Government of Kenya and the Government of Japan.

  5. A British multinational oil and gas company

    In connection with a Tanzanian port lease agreement with various oil and gas exploration entities.

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