The firm is involved in infrastructure and public private partnership (“PPP”) projects that directly drive economic development. We are particularly proud to be part of Nigeria’s infrastructure boom as we support project sponsors to achieve bankable projects, assist lenders in securing their interests, and work with governments to create enabling frameworks for PPPs in the provision of public infrastructure.
Our infrastructure practice covers roads, highways, bridges, railways, ports, airports and water projects, among others. We represent government agencies, concessionaires, contractors and lenders in all relevant phases of a project cycle. From the planning phase where we are able to conduct full regulatory due diligence (and, in the case of existing projects, due diligence review of the project’s assets) and advise on the permitting regime, legal constraints and regulatory risks; to procurement development, financing, construction and operation, as well as refinancing and secondary investments.
We provide full transactional support to clients and review, draft and negotiate relevant project agreements including concession agreements, government support agreements, construction agreements, fuel supply agreements, offtake agreements, operation and maintenance agreements and also financing and security documents. We identify all relevant projects risks and proffer advanced techniques for their mitigation.
Our lawyers have advised the Bureau of Public Enterprises on railway sector reforms and prepared a Railway Bill to support PPPs in the railway sector; advised the Lagos State Government on developing a PPP law and policy particularly as it relates to power, transportation and water projects; represented the Lagos State Government in negotiating a concession agreement for a monorail project; and advised on a water concession project.
Providing bespoke transactional, regulatory and legal advisory services to businesses and projects in Nigeria’s energy, resources and infrastructure sectors.
33B Adebayo Doherty Street
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