The firm has assisted clients in prominent energy (including renewables, power, oil and gas) and mining deals in Cameroon.
Our experience in the energy sector has included assignments on hydro, and solar power generation. We are currently representing the sponsor of the largest Hydro power project in Cameroon who is developing a 1800 MW power plant and have been involved in all stages of the project development process from inception, structuring, due diligence, drafting and negotiation (including terms of PPA-LOIs and PPAs), financing, siting and permitting, regulatory and construction through to completion. Regarding the oil and gas sector, we have worked across a whole range of issues, including Local Content regulations, petroleum agreements, Government Consent and Support Agreements, and upstream and downstream assets acquisitions as well as representing clients at tribunal and in arbitration. We currently act and have been retained by a major parastatal in the Petroleum sector.
In the mining sector, the team has acted for foreign companies seeking to acquire or divest assets in Cameroon, and has advised across a full range of sensitive issues that arise in the sector such as drafting and negotiating various sale and purchase agreements for the acquisition of minerals, conducting due diligence, advising on risk and protections available in respect of the acquisition of land for mining purposes, including providing opinions on the relationships with affected communities, regulatory advice including environmental protection, health and safety, corporate governance and anti-corruption issues.
Within the context of the energy and natural resources sector, the firm has acted for project developers and sub-contractors in numerous overlapping infrastructure projects. These include energy infrastructure, water distribution, real estate, roads and bridges, and railway.
The team has significant depth of experience and expertise in advising on regulatory, taxation and labour issues affecting the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors.