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Sub-Saharan Africa has been an integral part of the firm’s practice since our founding
Private equity funds, investment banks, private investors and other companies with transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa have been leveraging the depth of experience and international deal-making knowledge that Schwartz LLC offers since our founding. In our fifth year as a boutique international corporate law firm, Schwartz LLC serves clients in many sectors, including mining, timber and natural resources, private equity, banking, finance, telecommunications, technology and software.
Some recent engagements involving Sub-Saharan Africa include:
- Advising a U.S. private equity fund on the negotiation and structuring of a proposed sustainable timber private equity investment in Africa
- Advising a start-up private equity fund manager based in the U.S. and Nigeria on structuring and offering a private equity fund for West African investments, including structuring entities in the U.S., Mauritius, Cayman Islands and Nigeria
- Advising a private equity fund on a proposed private equity investment in Angola
- Advising a Ghanaian entrepreneur on a proposed water purification joint-venture with a U.S. private equity fund
On each deal, our team brings to bear many years of combined experience in complex corporate and financial transactions as well as relationships with top law firms in many countries throughout Africa.
Commitment to Sub-Saharan Africa
Schwartz LLC is committed to Sub-Saharan Africa as a region. We have been active in various African chambers of commerce and organizations such as the African Venture Capital Association.
Since our inception, our international associate and intern programs have included law school graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Uganda.
Our firm has been an active participant in the African Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the African Committee of the American Bar Association, and the African Forum of the International Bar Association. We are regularly present at conferences around the world on doing business in Africa.