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White & Case LLP
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Algeria > Foreign firms

Operating from the firm’s London and Paris office, White & Case LLP‘s team has been very active in mandates concerning the oil and gas, construction and TMT sectors. The team is particularly strong in major arbitrations, both in a domestic and international context. The group has also worked on project finance, capital markets and restructurings. The team is led by Paris-based Christophe von Krause, who heads the firm’s EMEA Africa disputes group, and London-based Mukund Dhar, who oversees the firm’s Africa group.

Ghana > Foreign firms

White & Case LLP has a wealth of experience in the power, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors; the group also has expertise in the mining and metals, water and wastewater treatment, technology and telecoms industries. The heads of department are Mukund DharCaroline Miller Smith and Christophe von Krause, all of whom are seasoned and highly-regarded practitioners.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

At White & Case LLP, ‘the team is well experienced, diverse and highly professional, and it has a clear understanding of the requirements in handling clients’ needs‘. The London office is a key hub in the firm’s vast international network, and is highly regarded for its long track record in pioneering work across the Americas, Africa, CEE, CIS and the Middle East. The office has extensive English and US-law capabilities, and frequently handles complex and innovative cross-border transactions, including many inaugural bond offerings for issuers in developing and growth markets. Capital markets partner Stuart Matty, global head of project development and finance Mark Castillo-Bernaus, banking partner Christopher Czarnocki and head of the Africa group Mukund Dhar oversee the firm’s emerging markets work, which draws on a vast bench of experienced partners. Among them are co-head of the global energy group Philip Stopford, US-qualified debt specialists Melissa Butler and Ian Clark, and international finance partner Jason Kerr. Dhar, who is ‘extremely hardworking and always willing to walk the extra mile‘, advised the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on a $300m 240MW wind power project and a 230MW utility-scale solar photovoltaic project. Senior associate Judith Olloh is described by one client as ‘proactive, knowledgeable and committed to the success of clients’ projects – a rising star‘.