Global leadership, African expertise. King & Spalding is one of the most active international law firms representing clients on energy matters in Africa – a position we have achieved by providing our clients with a strong combination of regional and local African expertise and extensive commercial knowledge of the global energy industry.
Many of our top lawyers have more than 20 years’ of experience handling groundbreaking oil & gas, power and mining projects across Africa, and lawyers from our global team have extensive experience throughout French-speaking Northern Africa, as well as in other civil and common law countries and English-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa. We are the only international law firm with an Algerian qualified lawyer at partner level, and we have English-, French-, Arabic-, Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking lawyers who are well versed in acting for clients in Africa and who regularly travel to the region.
Developing transformational African energy projects. We are leading the way on many pioneering oil & gas projects in Africa, helping clients advance transformational projects that will have significant economic impacts on the countries in which they are located. Our transactional expertise in Africa covers the full spectrum of activities necessary to move a project from conception through development and to final fruition. We also provide support on all concession and public law-related issues for project development -- often key to the success of energy projects in Africa.
Our lawyers work side-by-side with our clients over the entire project life cycle, always focused on their business goals while helping them anticipate and mitigate their commercial, legal, and political risks. We work hard to develop good and rewarding relationships with local partners, and we are able to draw on our experience of doing business in both common law and civil law jurisdictions in Africa to ensure the best outcome for our clients.
Resolving your complex disputes. When it comes to contentious matters, our internationally ranked global disputes team knows the law (whether common, civil, international, or administrative), the forum (whether national court, arbitral tribunal, international tribunal, or administrative agency), and the substance (whether based on contract, tort or delict, treaty, or industry custom and practice), and helps energy clients plan for and make correct decisions at each stage of the legal process. We also provide comprehensive counseling and representation on a full range of energy regulatory and compliance matters and have a deep bench in dispute avoidance and risk management and expertise in health, environmental and safety issues and crisis response counseling.