Africa & Emerging Markets

Hunt & Humphry has an extensive track record in all the major economic centres in Africa, Asia, South America and other emerging markets.  We provide project development, project finance, corporate/commercial, construction and general support across a range of sectors and offer a one-stop solution for setting up and doing business in emerging markets.


Our team members have worked on some of the largest projects in Africa in power, resources, transport and general infrastructure, advising on the full spectrum of project work.  We have worked with key developers, contractors, development finance institutions, commercial banks, investors and government entities.


The depth of our expertise enables us to advise our clients based in Australia on their overseas operations, limiting the need to instruct traditional service providers in Europe.  Conrad Marais is individually rated in Chambers Global, the only Australian-based lawyer rated for his projects and energy expertise.


This focus of the firm has been driven by the significant investment being made by Australian companies into emerging markets (including in particular Africa where there are currently over 250 Australian companies operating over 600 projects in Africa).


As well as our core services in project development, corporate/commercial and finance, we provide the following in conjunction with the network of complementary law firms with whom we have built close relationships with:

  • company incorporation services in overseas jurisdictions
  • consents, licencing and permitting
  • property matters
  • employee relations
  • joint development agreements with local partners
  • due diligence of company matters in Africa
  • translating documents (we have dedicated team for Francophone countries
  • conducting preliminary assessments of investment opportunities.

In recognition of the growing connection between Australia and emerging markets such as Africa and South America, Hunt & Humphry and leading emerging markets project finance and corporate law firm Trinity International LLP have joined forces as a specialised projects and project finance team focussing on emerging markets.  With offices in London and Paris, the partnership with Trinity connects our Australian clients developing projects in emerging markets, with European debt and equity markets as well as leading international experience in the development and financing of projects in growth markets.  The dedicated Francophone team in Paris gives our clients access to French law capacity.


Trinity is rated in Chambers Global and Legal 500 for its African projects and finance practice alongside some of the largest and best firms in the market.  The firm was recently awarded The Lawyer “Law Firm of the Year” for its niche focus on projects in Africa.