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Unlock Africa's business potential with expert legal services. At CDH, we specialise in providing comprehensive legal support to clients located in Africa or looking to do business across the continent. We bring together the expertise and resources of leading African business law firms, offering proven experience in working with governments and their agencies, and local and transnational corporate organisations. With our extensive experience and in-depth understanding of diverse markets, we are a recognised enabler of business success in Africa.
Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing
We use our expertise across our disciplines to support our clients' growth and sustainability in the agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing sectors.
Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency
We have an experience team that can balance our clients' needs with the pragmatic realities they face.
Construction & Engineering
We support our clients in developing the built environment and we understand the importance of completing projects on time and within budget.
Consumer Goods, Services & Retail
Our multidisciplinary team provides innovative, practical and commercial advice to help our clients achieve their objectives.
Government and State-Owned Entities
We provide a comprehensive service that can be applied to all aspects of public law.
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Our multidisciplinary team develops creative strategies and integrated solutions for this important healthcare sector.
Hospitality & Leisure
Our skilled team has many years of experience working with public and private sector organisations in the industry.
Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade
We provide a multidisciplinary approach to legal and commercial matters across Africa.
Projects & Energy
We have an excellent understanding of the sector and use this to help clients maximise value and mitigate their risk.
Mining & Minerals
We help our clients navigate legal and administrative complexities in this key economic sector.
Oil & Gas
Our Oil and Gas team has substantial legal expertise across the value chain.
Experts from across our specialist practice areas advise on private equity matters.
Technology & Communications
Our team offers advice on a wide range of functions and sector-related issues.
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29 May 2024 declared a public holiday for the general elections.
The Office of the President has confirmed that in terms of section 49(2) of the Constitution, read with section 17 of the Electoral Act 73 of 1998, President Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed Wednesday, 29 May 2024 as the date for South Africa’s general national and provincial elections.Employment Law
Back to the future: Harnessing Building Information Modeling for Greening Retrofit Projects
Amid the international push towards sustainability and energy efficiency, retrofitting existing buildings into greener models is a crucial strategy for reducing the consumptive effect...
Webinar Recording | Unlocking and Protecting Investment Flow in Africa: The AfCFTA Investment Protocol
Investment into existing and new industries in Africa is critical to unlock the economic growth and development benefits the AfCFTA holds for Africa.
The pari passu principle in loan transactions
An important, yet undervalued principle in loan transactions is the pari passu principle. The principle concerns the ranking of lenders’ claims and concomitant security rights in loan transactions....
CDH Kenya represented Swedfund International AB (Swedfund) in its investment in Apollo Agriculture Limited (Apollo)
Our team's role involved advising Swedfund on its investment in Apollo through a senior loan agreement worth US$ 5 million.
CDH was advisor to the multi-jurisdictional acquisition by Kuehne+Nagel
In a recent transaction exemplifying the close collaboration between, and business opportunities arising from, our SA and Kenya offices, CDH was appointed to advise the existing...
Clientèle Limited and Telesure Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited
CDH advised both Clientèle Limited and Telesure Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited on Clientèle's acquisition of 1Life Insurance Limited and Telesure's acquisition of 26%...
CDH's Private Equity advised Metier in establishing the Metier Capital Growth Fund III
CDH's Private Equity (Investment Funds) team advised Metier in establishing the Metier Capital Growth Fund III (a parallel fund structure in South Africa and Mauritius)
Absa Bank Limited
CDH is currently on the following panels which fall under ABSA. We oversee the registration of various home loans as well as complex commercial property finance loans.
Our real estate team advised Investec Bank in connection with the necessary loan documentation and security registrations for a ZAR multi-million mixed-use development which is...