African Investment Projects

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa offers high rewards but also entails serious risks. While governments across the continent increasingly welcome FDI, projects still require meticulous planning and execution.

The Law Offices of Peter C. Hansen, LLC has specialized in African investment law since 2008, when a wave of interest in Africa created a new cadre of investment advisors facilitating U.S. projects and capital flows into Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Law Offices has assisted investors and public bodies to develop projects in Africa, including in agriculture, commodity trading, education, energy, export marketing, healthcare, market reporting, rail transport, real-estate development, telecommunications, and waste-to-energy. The Law Offices’ country project experience includes Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal. The Law Offices works in both English and French.

The Law Offices provides a wide range of services to project developers, including assistance with project development, vetting, instrument drafting and negotiation (MOUs, JVAs, contracts), preparation for funding or later-round investment, FCPA compliance, and litigation and informal dispute resolution.

The Law Offices offers clients access to an extensive network of local counsel, specialist counsel, and other advisers both in and outside Africa, including for due diligence, deal management, equity and funding documentation, corporate social responsibility (CSR), project insurance, and tax.

To discuss your project with the Law Offices, please contact Peter C. Hansen at or at (202) 349-3780.