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Clifford Chance LLP
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Banking & Finance



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Ghana > Foreign firms

Clifford Chance LLP has an established reputation for its work on a broad range of key transactions in Ghana for clients spanning national and international financial institutions, industrial conglomerates, construction companies and businesses in the energy, oil and gas sectors. It also advises private equity funds, public institutions and agencies. Jeremy Connick plays a pivotal role in major energy and infrastructure projects. Newly-promoted partner Olamide Oladosu and senior associate Kayode Oladipo jointly leas the department; Oladipo specialises in all aspects of emerging market cross-border financings.

Mozambique > Foreign law firms

Clifford Chance LLP‘s Mozambique team combines the expertise of its lawyers across various practice areas, and is particularly active in the renewables and oil and gas sectors. London-based partner Jeremy Connick and Dubai-based consultant Gibbs Johnson co-lead the practice. Connick maintains a strong sponsor and lender practice with extensive expertise in M&A and joint ventures. Johnson has over 20 years of experience in project financing, particularly in the electricity sector.

Angola > Foreign firms

Clifford Chance LLP’s Angola practice is led by London-based partners Jeremy Connick and Leonard Cleland and offers a broad inbound and outbound transactional practice. The team regularly advises financial institutions, industrial conglomerates, oil and gas suppliers/operators and other relevant clients in the energy, mining and telecoms sectors. At the senior associate level, Kayode Oladipo is a key name; he specialises in all aspects of emerging markets cross-border loan financing.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

(Leading individuals)

Jeremy ConnickClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP is at the forefront with regards to renewable power projects such as nuclear, offshore wind and low-carbon energies like hydrogen and CCUS. It fields a multi-disciplinary team providing expertise across all practice areas including corporate M&A, finance, projects, construction, litigation and dispute resolution. Dispute resolution is one of the corner stones of the energy offering with contentious matters being resolved through litigation ad arbitration. Russell Wells heads the energy and resources sector group and advises on transactions in emerging markets. James Pay focuses on the development of floating offshore wind projects while Jeremy Connick specialises in advising sponsors and lenders. John Wilkins and Nicholas Hughes are key lawyers.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

(Leading individuals)

Jeremy ConnickClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP has ‘very solid experience in emerging markets, which has built and strengthened over the years’. Its work on financing, M&A and projects spans Africa, Latin America, India, Turkey, the CIS and the CEE. Leonard Cleland, who focuses predominantly on the CIS, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and infrastructure financing specialist Simon Williams are the lead partners for emerging markets finance work. Energy and infrastructure partner Jeremy Connick is the firm’s regional head for Southern Africa and a key member its global Africa group, which is led by newly promoted partner Kayode Oladipo. Capital markets partner Deborah Zandstra assisted Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank with The Gabonese Republic’s tender invitation to bond holders. Global head of energy and resources Russell Wells acted for lenders and investors in the financing of the acquisition of a major interest in Nigerian oil licence OML 17 and related assets, through TNOG Oil and Gas Limited. Senior associate Rebecca Shepherd in the global financial markets group is ‘very detailed-oriented but at the same time always has in mind the big picture of a deal‘.