シャーマン アンド スターリングは、アフリカ全域での各種案件において、スポンサー、商業レンダー、投資銀行、開発銀行、政府および国有企業、ファンドならびに投資家にリーガルサービスを提供しています。当事務所はこのような経験を通じ、アフリカ大陸各地の文化、政治、社会およびビジネスを取り巻く環境ついての幅広い知識を得るとともに理解を深め、大手企業、金融機関および現地法律事務所との緊密な関係を確立しています。

様々な分野の専門家から成るチーム(プロジェクト・デベロップメント・アンド・ファイナンス、国際仲裁、M&A、プライベートエクイティ、資本調達および投資取引の専門家を含みます)が、アフリカ各国において「他に類のない」または「国内初」の様々な画期的案件に助言してまいりました。このような案件では、石油およびガス(上流から下流までのあらゆる事業活動)、電力、鉱業、電気通信、国内公益事業、輸送およびインフラ・セクター等、幅広い業界での当事務所の経験が活かされています。

当事務所のリーガルスタッフは、英米法および大陸法の両法域の資格を有し、大陸法を採用するアフリカ17か国において現在施行されている商法に精通し、同法に基づく助言を日頃から行っています。事案の種類にかかわらず、当事務所は、クライアントのニーズに応じてアフリカ業務部門のリーガルスタッフを配置し、最適な経験を備えたチームを編成しています。
Experience 

Project Development and Finance

  • Lamu Power Plant, Kenya | ICBC, Bank of China, Sinosure, Standard Bank, AfDB and other commercial lenders and ECAs in connection with the 930 MW coal-fired power plant in Lamu county, Kenya
  • Angola LNG, Angola | Angola LNG on a $1.8 billion financing to fund the upgrade of the project in 2016. This transaction was awarded ‘Africa Oil & Gas Deal of the Year’ by the IJ Global Awards in 2017
  • Zambia Solar PV Project, Zambia | Standard Microgrid in relation to the development and financing of containerized solar PV/battery power generation units in Zambia through a local special-purpose vehicle
  • Fortuna LNG, Equatorial Guinea | ONE LNG on the development of the Fortuna floating liquefaction project in Equatorial Guinea, developed in conjunction with Ophir Energy and GEPetrol
  • Guinea Alumina Project, Republic of Guinea | Guinea Alumina Corporation (a joint venture between Mubadala Development Company and Dubai Aluminium) on the development of a $1.5 billion bauxite mine, alumina refinery and related infrastructure in the Republic of Guinea
  • Songo Songo, Tanzania International Finance Corporation | on a financing of the expansion of the Songo Songo gas field off the coast of Tanzania
  • Dorper Wind Farm, South Africa | The consortium, led by Sumitomo and Rainmaker, selected as preferred bidder by the South African Department of Energy for the development of the €140 million, 100 MW Dorper wind farm in South Africa. One of South Africa’s first wind farm projects to achieve financial close

International Arbitration

  • Construction arbitration, Regional | Representation of a heavy equipment supplier and contractor in relation to an arbitration and a number of delay, disruption, defects and other disputes arising out of two energy construction projects in Africa with claims and counterclaims of over USD 2 billion. The law of the country of the projects applies.
  • Construction arbitration, Regional | Representation of an international joint venture and two of its shareholders in an ICC arbitration in Paris brought by a Middle Eastern contractor. The dispute concerns the construction of living quarters for a gas processing facility in Africa, including claims of force majeure in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The law of the country of the project applies.
  • Energy arbitration, Regional | Advising an international national oil company on dispute under an exploration licence in an East African country and a production-sharing agreement in a Central African country
  • Telecoms, Regional | Representation of an African telecoms infrastructure provider in a LCIA arbitration in Dubai against an African  telecoms company. The dispute relates to payment owed to our client under a Deed of Support. English law applies.
  • Mining, Regional | Advice to an African mining company as project owner in a dispute with an Asian contractor arising out of a contract for the supply of heavy equipment in connection with a port development and infrastructure project. English law governs.

Corporate

  • South Africa Solar Project, South Africa | China Africa Development Fund on the acquisition of equity interest in a solar power project in South Africa
  • Sibanya Gold Offering, South Africa | The underwriters, including Citigroup, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Rand Merchant Bank, as joint global coordinators on the $1 billion rights offering by Sibanye Gold Limited. This is the third-largest rights issue ever by a South African company and the largest-ever acquisition-related capital raise in South Africa
  • Edcon Restructuring, Regional | Absa/Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan in the debt restructuring of the Edcon group. The transaction was awarded ‘Global Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring (Africa)’ by the American Lawyer Awards 2017
  • Aviva Mining Acquisition, Kenya | African Barrick Gold on the acquisition of Aviva Mining (Kenya) Limited from Aviva Corporation Limited
  • African Minerals, Sierra Leone | The underwriters in connection with the proposed bond offering by African Minerals, a listed company with extractive operations in Sierra Leone
  • AngloGold Ashanti | on the:
    • acquisition of Moto Goldmines with Randgold Resources Limited;
    • sale of its 33.3% joint venture interest in Boddington Gold Mine to Newmont Mining Corporation; and
    • acquisition of Golden Cycle Gold Corporation
  • African Barrick Gold | African Barrick Gold in connection with its £2.3 billion IPO