Finance

Crestle Zanders advises on finance arrangements, including project finance, corporate finance and financial institutions and markets, across the lifecycle of power, oil and gas, mining and major infrastructure projects. We have a particular expertise of advising oil and gas and power developers.

As relative stability takes root in Africa, and as the political will to reduce infrastructure deficits increasingly presents opportunities for the financing of greenfield and brownfield infrastructure power and resource development projects, our lawyers continue to advise across the finance spectrum of major projects in Nigeria and Africa.

Our project finance lawyers who advise lenders, developers and credit agencies, are drawn from our core team and a complementary team of specialist lawyers from our carefully selected collaborative-relationship law firms in Africa and beyond.

In the area of corporate finance, we advise on all aspects of debt and private equity funding, and capital markets listing and reporting obligations. Particularly at the exploration stage of oil and gas and mining operations where geological risks tend to put a barrier to project financing, we assist independents to structure debt financing in the form of options, warrants, and secured and unsecured notes.

As regards financial markets, our lawyers have experience of assisting midcap resource companies with respect to due diligence work for their Africa operations in relation to listing on the AIM and TSX. They have also advised, for the benefit of a FTSE listed company, on the UK FSA rules relating to the booking/reporting of the oil and gas reserve held by its Nigerian subsidiary.