A boutique law firm specialising in projects and project finance in Africa
22 dynamic and innovative countries compose French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. This area generates an average annual growth of 3.5% compared to 1.9% of remaining sub-Saharan Africa.
Kadéï provides its clients unique expertise regarding development and project finance in the area.
French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa is the most efficient African economic zone and an economic development lever for the entire continent. However, the region undergoes different levels of productivity in various countries.
How can such disparities be between some national or regional economies?
The lack of project development spread over the area might be the first explanation. Whereas whether energy, water, transport, or telecommunications projects, they remain vital. Indeed, they condition productivity gains and the potential for increased living standards and sustainable growth.
In the poorest countries of French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa, missing access to energy resources appears to be the major obstacle to doing business. In coastal countries, inefficient port activities are a constraint compared to inadequate transport and ICT services for others.
To benefit from vital services, people pay twice as much as anywhere else in the world. In Cameroon and Niger, more than 20% of the national population must travel an average of 2 kilometres to access the primary water source. Only 5% of the land is irrigated, compared to 37% in Asia and 14% in Latin America. The average Internet penetration rate is only 21%. The road access rate is 34%, versus an average of 50% in other developing countries.
In this respect, our lawyers’ assistance includes a perfect understanding of the stakes raised by project development and project finance that they decipher for their clients.
- Project structuring and financing:
- Risk management
- Legal assessment of investments
- Legal advice regarding sustainable project financing issues (investment long-term life cycle, construction, and maintenance)
- Renewables (including hydroelectric, solar, and geothermal projects)
- Various infrastructures