Projects & Project Finance (Energy, Mines & Infrastructure)
Thiam & Associés acts on behalf of project sponsors, commercial banks and DFIs, local public sector companies or governments in the development and financing of energy, natural resources (in particular mining) and infrastructure projects.
The firm projects practice covers all aspects of a project, from the initial development stage to financial closing and/or disposal of the project assets. We advise in relation to the negotiation and drafting of all the key project agreements (setting-up of the project company, JV structuring, shareholders’ agreement(s), offtake contracts, concession and implementation agreements, EPC contracts, O&M agreements, site acquisition/lease agreements, etc.) as well as in connection with the financing documentation (negotiation and drafting of loan and security agreements).
Thiam & Associés has been developing a particular expertise in mining law in sub-Saharan Africa. As part of this practice, we represent international mining exploration and development companies, lenders or host governments from the first stages of exploration to the development of a project, its financing, and the production and marketing of the metals or minerals (obtaining/granting of mining titles, negotiation of mining convention, offtake agreements, supply agreements, farm-in agreements, etc.).