Clifford Chance


40 years delivering international expertise with local knowledge across the African continent.

Clifford Chance has a proven track record advising on high profile, market-first transactions in the African energy sector, including the recent award-winning Nachtigal Hydropower Project (Cameroon), Bridge Power project (Ghana), Taiba N’Diaye Wind Farm (Senegal), Metoro PV power plant (Mozambique), Volobe Hydropower Project (Madagascar), expansion of the Azito gas-fired power plant (Côte d'Ivoire), Redstone Concentrated Solar Plant (South Africa), 250MW Gulf of Suez Wind Farm Project (Egypt) and the first (geothermal) IPP in Ethiopia. The firm has been advising clients in Africa, including African and international corporations, investors, commercial lenders, export credit agencies, development institutions and private equity funds, for over 40 years, and was awarded Projects & Energy Law Firm of the Year in the 2018 Chambers Africa Awards for Excellence. Our practice covers the full spectrum, ranging from Project Finance, Corporate, Private Equity, Dispute Resolution and Construction. The team is strategically spread across our Casablanca office and our extensive network, in particular London, Paris, Frankfurt, the Middle East, China, Japan and the United States. Clifford Chance works closely with local counsel and its pioneering Africa Academy provides world class training for African lawyers across the continent. The firm is also actively involved in community and pro-bono programmes in Africa.