EXPERIENCE 

Africa

Portfolio list from A-Z

Explore a selection of our projects, cases, conferences and training in Africa by selecting one of the countries.


Algeria

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Construction of different factories and complexes in the transportation sector
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Construction of an embassy
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Construction of factories and cement production units
Private Client
Expert Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Construction of several roads across the country
Public Client
Claims Managers
Construction & Infrastructure
Construction of 360 km railways
Private Client
Expert Witness
Construction & Infrastructure
Electrification of railway – ICC arbitration
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Oil & Gas
Privatization of oil service company
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Oil & Gas
Construction of a gas liquefaction unit
Private Client
Expert Counsel
Oil & Gas
Development of exploitation permit (oil)
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Real Estate
Construction of social programs for housing

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“Les conditions du succès des concessions et autres PPP: retour d’expérience à l’international”, 4ème Convention des juristes de la Méditerranée – “La sécurité juridique”


Angola

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Rehabilitation and purchase of a port silo
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Construction of U.S. Embassy

Training & Conferences



Benin

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Claims regarding a port construction

Training & Conferences



Botswana

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Mass Housing Project – ad hoc arbitration

Training & Conferences



Burkina Faso

 

 

Projects & Cases


Public Client
Project Leader
Public Infrastructure
Legal advice on the rehabilitation of bus stations project in the city of OuagadougouDrafting of a memorandum on the debt methodology of the Municipality of Ouagadougou

Review of leasing contracts and the credit agreement

Drafting of surety ship acts

Legal opinion on the validity of the credit and surety ship agreement

Public Client
Project Leader
Public Infrastructure
Study of the legal framework for a regional engineering schoolStudy of various option for the legal and social structure of the project, warranties, land ownership, financing, etc.

Training & Conferences



Cameroon

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Expert Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Mining
Construction and development of an aluminum factory
Private Client
Expert Counsel
Oil & Gas
Development of an exploitation permit (oil)
Private Client
Expert Counsel
Oil & Gas
License transfer and joint venture farm in (oil)
Private Client
Auditor
Construction & Infrastructure
Independent audit – water supply project

Training & Conferences


Trainer
FIDIC Contracts Training Module


Central African Republic

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Mining
Development and exploitation of industrial diamond projects

Training & Conferences



Chad

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Project Leader
Legal Reforms
Drafting of a new public procurement code and various implementing provisions including the aspects of conciliation, appeal, status and operation of regulatory authorities
Private Client
Project Leader
Legal Reforms
Draft of the institutional framework for the College of Control of Petroleum Resources
Private Client
Project Leader
Legal Reforms
Draft of the Bylaws of the Chad Arbitration Center

Training & Conferences



Comores

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Management of claims related to a port construction

Training & Conferences



Congo – Brazzaville

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Mining,
Environment & Communities,
Legal Reforms
Creation, negotiation and implementation of the basic institutional and legal frameworkProcurement process and monitoring of all permits

Organization of local company (corporate, tax, employment contracts)

Construction of public infrastructure (rail ways, ports, roads, etc.)

Design and implementation of environmental, land and community actions

Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Rehabilitation and airport certification
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Rehabilitation of parts of the road network
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy,
Mining
Energy production in connection with mining operations
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Environment & Communities
Exploitation of the Congolese forestPermits, corporate contracts and legal and tax system

Investment agreement

Private Client
Expert Counsel
Oil & Gas,
Legal Reforms
Legal and tax system and operating agreement (petroleum)
Public Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure
Multipurpose public port project
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Corporate / Contract
Due diligence for the purchase of a logging company

Training & Conferences



Djibouti

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Camp Lemonnier Combat Aircraft Project

Training & Conferences



Egypt

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Rehabilitation of gates and mechanical equipmentAswan High Dam

Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Sakira Air Base
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Construction of U.S. Embassy
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Provided advice for the drafting of general terms and conditions for the sale, transfer and erection of an existing sugar mill in Europe to a client and site in Egypt

Training & Conferences



Ethiopia

 

 

Projects & Cases


Training & Conferences


Trainer
“The use of FIDIC Contracts”, Courses for FIDIC in conjunction with the World Bank for Project Management personnel working for borrower agencies in Ethiopia


Gabon

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Port construction and litigation
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Mining
Construction of mining railways
Private Client
Expert Counsel
Oil & Gas,
Legal Reforms
Corporate, Legal and tax system and operating agreement (oil)

Training & Conferences



Ghana

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Accra City Roads Project
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Accra City Centres improvement project
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Various infrastructure improvements
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Various highway projects
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Energy
Sea water reverse osmosis projectDesalination plant

Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
ICC Arbitrations against the government of Ghana (road project)Awards totaling over 100 million euros

Private Clients
Advisor
Construction & Infrastructure
Sewage Treatment – pumping stations refurbishment
Public & Private Clients
Dispute Board Member
Energy
Hydro-electric project

Training & Conferences



Guinea – Conakry & Bissau

 

 

Projects & Cases


Public Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Energy,
Public Infrastructure,
Legal Reforms
Concession for the interconnected electrical line WAPP-CLSGInstitutional, legal and contractual framework for the building of an interconnected electrical line project in four countries of East Africa

Structure of the project:

Drafting of a regional treaty for the construction and operation of the interconnected line

Drafting of an international Project Agreement for the construction and operation of the line

Drafting of several contracts, Power Purchase, Transport, etc.

Seminars and trainings

Public Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Dry port: draft Concession & Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Mining
Multipurpose ore port (bauxite)
Public Client
Project Leader
Legal Reforms
Development of a new decree regulating public procurement in Guinea BissauDevelopment of implementing legislation for the institution framework and carious procedures

Private Client
Lead Counsel
Mining,
Public Infrastructure,
Environment & Communities,
Legal Reforms
Large-scale iron ore projectCreation, negotiation and implementation of the institutional framework ; drafting and negotiation of the basic agreement

Development and monitoring of the socio-economic and environmental studies. Implementation of the process for obtaining and monitoring all permits

Organization of local company (corporate, tax, employment contracts)

Construction of necessary public and mining infrastructures (railways, ports, roads, etc.)

Contribution at the elaboration and implementation of the institutional and regulatory framework (synthesis of local law and international best practices)

Private Client
Lead Counsel
Mining,
Public Infrastructure
Rehabilitation and certification of the public/mining airport in Zérakouré, Simandou
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Mining,
Energy
Energy production in connection with mining operations
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Mining,
Legal Reforms
Mining project (gold) – legal and tax system, joint venture and transfer of interests
Private Client
Expert Counsel
Mining,
Legal Reforms
Mining project (aluminum) – corporate, legal and tax
Public Client
Committee General Secretary
Mining
Development of the program for mineral
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure
Construction of several public roads across the country
Public Client
Committee General Secretary
Public Infrastructure
Legal synthesis and adviceDevelopment of a Concession & Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project for the construction of railways

Public Client
Committee General Secretary
Public Infrastructure
Development of the rehabilitation project of concession or PPP railways

Training & Conferences



Ivory Coast

 

 

Projects & Cases


Public Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Energy,
Public Infrastructure,
Legal Reforms
Concession for the interconnected electrical line WAPP-CLSGInstitutional, legal and contractual framework for the building of an interconnected electrical line project in four countries of East Africa

Structure of the project:

Drafting of a regional treaty for the construction and operation of the interconnected line

Drafting of an international Project Agreement for the construction and operation of the line

Drafting of several contracts, Power Purchase, Transport, etc.

Seminars and trainings

Private Client
Expert Counsel
Arbitration,
Energy
International Arbitration ICC (oil)
Public Client
Project Leader
Legal Reforms
Training on the conditions of success on concession and other PPPs in West AfricaDesign of a methodology to draft and implement efficient legislations and regulations in the field of PPPs

DSP Model Type Contract
Issues, concepts and tools for evaluating projects

Public Client
Project Leader
Legal Reforms
Reform of the public procurement processRecommendations on the settlement of disputes and on the legal framework of concessions and PPPs

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“Bien élaborer un PPP. Elaboration d’une loi cadre concessions et PPP et textes d’applications”, Séminaire régional Abidjan ADETEF AFD ALSF
Trainer
“Elaboration loi cadre concession et PPP et textes d’application; Bien préparer un PPP”, Séminaire régional AFD ALSF ADETEF
Speaker
“Décider la programmation et la réalisation des projets PPP : les leçons de l’expérience et les nouvelles approches méthodologiques”, 1er forum des investissements internationaux en PPP, Abidjan


Kenya

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Advisor
Construction & Infrastructure
Port project
Public Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
USAID Annex Building – U.S. Embassy Compound
Private Client
Advisor
Energy
Hydro-electric project
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Construction of Moi International Airport

Training & Conferences


Sole Trainer
FIDIC Contracts Training for the Kenyan National Highways Corporation


Mauritania

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Expert Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Mining
Exploration and development of iron ore

Training & Conferences



Madagascar

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Public service, production and energy transportation concession
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Environment & Communities
Concession & Public-Private Partnership for public water services
Public Client
Project Leader
Legal Reforms
Drafting of a new procurement codeDrafting of a series of decrees including the institutional framework of the various authorities

Training seminars

Public Client
Lead Counsel
Mining,
Environment & Communities
Ilmenite mining project:Creation, negotiation and implementation of the institutional framework and the investment agreement

Development and implementation of the regulatory framework and monitoring of the socioeconomic and environmental studies

Implementation of the procurement process and monitoring of all permits

Creation, development and implementation of local legal entities (corporate, employment, tax)

Construction of public and mining infrastructures (railways, ports, roads, etc.)

Elaboration and implementation of community actions

Implementation of a regulatory and legal framework for the entire process (environmental, land use, expropriation and resettlement)

Participation at every stage of the development of the project : commissioning and producing

Public Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure
Global concession PPP for a public service port in deep-waterProgramming, legal status and development of urban areas and areas of port development (Freeport)

Public Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure
International Arbitration : litigation on the rehabilitation of roads

Training & Conferences



Mali

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
WSAID Medical Assistance Project
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Arbitration
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)Represented U.S. medical supply contractor in ICC Arbitration with government of Mali

Training & Conferences



Morocco

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
Construction disputes advisor in connection with litigation before the Tribunal de Commerce Nanterre regarding the construction of water distribution works in Morocco
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Legal & Tax
Provided advice to an international firm of consultants in regard to legal and tax considerations for firms working in Morocco

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“Le développement de nouvelles formes de partenariat public/privé et leurs relations avec les marchés publics”, Conférence Maghrébine sur les Marchés Publics, Rabat
Speaker
“Enjeux de la gestion déléguée des services publics en Afrique – Comment dynamiser le rôle des opérateurs privés dans le processus des DSP en Afrique”, Forum africain des infrastructures Marrakech
Trainers
In-house Contracts Management training for an international contractor


Niger

 

 

Projects & Cases


Public Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Legal Reforms
Institutional and legal framework on the realization of a dry port in concession PPPPreparation of sensitive documents

Training & Conferences



Nigeria

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Claims Managers
Construction & Infrastructure
Steelworks construction
Private Client
Claims Managers
Energy
Petro-chemical installations
Private Client
Claims Managers
Public Infrastructure
Public buildings
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
OSO NGL Recovery Project

Training & Conferences


Trainers
In-house contracts management training for an international contractor


Senegal

 

 

Projects & Cases


Public & Private Clients
Dispute Board Member
Construction & Infrastructure
Road & Bridge projects
Private Client
Dispute Board Member
Construction & Infrastructure
Sole member standing dispute board FIDIC Red Book for hydrological rehabilitation works in the Delta Region

Training & Conferences


Trainers
“Bien préparer un PPP”, atelier régional de formation AFD-ALSF-ADETEF-CESAG, Dakar
Speaker
“Les opportunités d’investissements ou de participation du secteur privé pour la réalisation d’infrastructures et la fourniture de biens et de services par les PPP : les PPP dans le monde : concepts, champs d’application, expérience”, Conférence CCI – US AID, Dakar
Speaker
“Quelles perspectives sur le plan juridique et institutionnel pour favoriser le développement de PPP en Afrique et une meilleure implication des opérateurs privés africains,” Conférence régionale sur les PPP, Dakar
Speaker
“Atelier de travail sur la promotion des PPP,” Chambre de Commerce d’Industrie et d’Agriculture de Dakar, USAID, Cellule PPP


South Africa

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
U.S. Embassy
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Disputes related to construction of two 4,800 MW coal fired plants

Training & Conferences


Trainers
“Preparing PPPs”, regional workshop AFD-ALSF-ADETEF-PPIAF, Johannesburg


Sudan

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy,
Construction & Infrastructure
Contract and request for tender drafting in connection with the construction of a thermal power plant in Sudan

Training & Conferences



Tanzania

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Arbitration
Standard chartered bank projects
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Road rehabilitation
Private Client
Contract Manager
Construction & Infrastructure
Disputes related to construction of two 4,800 MW coal fired plants

Training & Conferences


Sole Trainer
Numerous FIDIC Contracts training courses (public & in-house)


Togo

 

 

Projects & Cases


Training & Conferences


Speaker
“L’action juridique en faveur de l’économie : un nouvel outil essentiel pour l’investissement et le développement économique : le régime du partenariat public-privé”, Conférence IDEF Lomé


Tunisia

 

 

Projects & Cases


Public Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure
Development of a port logistic zone (ZFIE) in concession PPPInstitutional and contractual framework for the realization of the port in Radès

Public Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure
Construction of a new port logistic areaPort concession

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“L’Equilibre des droits et obligations du Concédant et du Concessionnaire : les principes directeurs dégagés par l’expérience internationale et leur mise en œuvre pratique,” Conférence Internationale Centre de Conciliation et d’Arbitrage de Tunis
Speaker
Legal and political conditions for private investment in infrastructures: Business climate and governance, legal security, credible sectoral mechanism”, Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, Tunisia


Uganda

 

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
U.S. Embassy
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Hospital Centres of Pharmaceutical Plant

Training & Conferences



International (Applicable to Africa)

 

 

Projects & Cases


Training & Conferences


Speaker
“Privatization in Africa”, IBA Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
Speaker
“Conditions du succès des PPP dans les pays en développement,” MEDEF INTERNATIONAL, Paris, France
Speaker
“Delivering Infrastructure: International best practice. Focus on civil law Africa,” Centre of Construction Law and management, King’s College, London, United Kingdom
Speaker
Anti corruption working group: taking the corruption out of giving, Lesson from Africa the needs and emergence of a comprehensive and well coordinated approach”, IBA Annual Conference, Chicago, USA
GcilA's Marc Frilet recognized by @whoswholegal as one of the leading #construction #lawyers in France. https://t.co/7n7qIoNd7D
Seminar 24 June: Intl. #Construction #Law: Bridging Common And Civil Law; is standardisation possible? More at: https://t.co/dLq9X06FVb
Take a look at Watt Tieder's most recent newsletter including a two-page spread about GcilA. https://t.co/SFMl0Czq82
ICLA holds it's inaugural seminar in Paris. Speakers include GcilA's Marc Frilet, Jack Tieder & Wolfgang Breyer.https://t.co/VzYI0hLrcE
New Project Spotlight: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://t.co/YMriv26htG #litigation #construction
GcilA developed a unique Knowledge Center that aggregates over 600 documents, files and presentations. Read more: https://t.co/4vsRtlrHFF
Join us for our workshop in November. Speakers include Michel Démarre, Marc Frilet, Wolfgang Breyer, and more. https://t.co/SaqG5nikNf #law
Take a look at the upcoming events with #GcilA participation. http://t.co/5BvLocirog #construction #training
Breyer Rechtsanwälte joins the Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance! http://t.co/CxGrkiTAx9 - #construction #law #Alliance
Our member firm Karila Société d’Avocats launched its brand new website, available in English and French. http://t.co/NfsjzM73O7
New Project Spotlight: Watt Tieder represented SWAI in arbitration proceedings in Taiwan | http://t.co/gByjlXRrm2 | #disputes #arbitration
The @MEDEF_I hosts the formal launch of the International Centre of Excellence on PPP policies, law and institutions. http://t.co/LMFQBQoTAA
CBIC & CICA conference on infrastructure/PPP in Brazil. GcilA's Marc Frilet and Chris Wright were expert speakers. http://t.co/6peUPNxY84
GcilA's Marc Frilet will participate in this year's Construction Law Summer School by @IBC_Legal - http://t.co/xNzxUTm2lV #ConstructionLaw
Take a look at our member firm spotlight about Karila Société d'Avocats. http://t.co/fk7eVseU27 - @lkarila | #law #construction
GcilA member firm Watt Tieder publishes a quarterly newsletter. Take a look at the Winter 14-15 edition: http://t.co/Ei56rBHu3U | #law #news
Our member firm PS Consulting just launched their new website. Take a look: http://t.co/OSti8MnCSp | #law #construction