Crestle Zanders focuses on the infrastructure sector, including transportation infrastructure – toll roads, ports – as well as telecommunications, water, waste, education, sports, shopping and leisure infrastructure.

Governments in Africa are showing an increasing political will to reduce the infrastructure deficits in the region and that has brought with it huge investment opportunities. We are excited and passionate about this sector, not only because of the commercial opportunities it presents, but also because of its critical contribution to the development of other economic activities in the region.

With our understanding of the underlying legal frameworks for privatisation and liberalization, our knowledge of the regulatory imperatives for infrastructure concessioning and licensing, and our finance and projects capabilities, we are building a leadership position in Public-Private Partnership advisory, in relation to both greenfield and brownfield infrastructure projects across Africa.

Our lawyers have advised on the wide range of legal, regulatory and contractual frameworks and the financing arrangements that underpin infrastructure projects, including those provided on PPP arrangements.

The experience of the lawyers in our team include:

  • Advised in relation to the provisions of port, rail and power infrastructure in Liberia.
  • Structured the PPP, project development and financing arrangements for an automobile industrial market complex in Rivers State Nigeria.
  • Advised on an integrated infrastructure project involving the construction of large scale drainage, bridge and erosion control facilities for an extended part of a south eastern state in Nigeria.