Africa and Emerging Markets

Hunt & Humphry has an extensive track record in all the major economic centres in Africa, Asia 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, 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 in Africa.

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 correspondent law firms with whom we have built close relationships with:

  • company incorporation services
  • consenting, licencing and permitting
  • property matters
  • employee relations
  • joint development agreements
  • due diligence of company matters in Africa
  • translating documents
  • conducting preliminary assessments of investment opportunities
  • reorganising corporate capital structure.

In recognition of the growing connection between Australia, Africa and Europe, 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, particularly Africa, Asia, and Australia. With complementary practices in London, Johannesburg and Perth, the team helps clients based in Australia/Asia by connecting them and their projects and transactions in emerging markets with the debt and equity capital in London/Europe and Africa whilst offering on-the-ground legal and corporate/commercial support and expertise in Australia, Europe and Africa.

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.