Sullivan & Cromwell draws on its long-standing presence on matters involving Africa and its fully integrated team of lawyers worldwide to assist clients in the next stage of economic development in Africa.
History of Success
For more than 30 years, S&C has represented clients based in Africa and worldwide on a wide range of issues across the African continent. This includes first-of-their-kind transactions, such as the first share listing by an African company on the NYSE (Ashanti Goldfields) and the largest project financing undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa (Ambatovy). S&C's expertise grows out of its deep knowledge of regional legal structures, funding sources and business environments.
Diverse Practice
The Firm has extensive experience in project development and finance, joint ventures, private and public financings, mergers-and-acquisitions transactions, corporate finance and securities matters taking place in Africa. We also represent clients based in Africa in investigations, litigations and arbitrations. Most notably, the Firm's significant experience with energy, natural resources, infrastructure and other project and commercial financings is key to providing the best advice to clients in this diverse continent.  S&C has been active in the following countries:
  • Botswana,
  • Egypt,
  • Guinea,
  • Madagascar,
  • Nigeria,
  • Morocco,
  • Tanzania,
  • Uganda,
  • Zimbabwe,
  • Democratic Republic of Congo,
  • Ghana,
  • Liberia,
  • Mauritania,
  • South Africa,
  • Mozambique,
  • Tunisia, and
  • Zambia.

The Firm's network of offices on four continents collaborates to provide full service for clients working in Africa. Clients benefit from S&C's ability to field teams of U.K., U.S., French, Hong Kong and dual-qualified lawyers. S&C's French law capability is particularly important to meet the needs of clients operating in Francophone countries as is its Hong Kong law capability with respect to the wave of Asian companies making investments in the region.
Longstanding Relationships
The Firm has developed good working relationships with a number of leading African firms and these relationships enable S&C to work effectively as a single team to deliver integrated international and local law advice.