Event 21 Sep. 2022
Kalidou Gadio Speaks at AIEN 2022 International Energy Summit
News 09 Sep. 2022
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Client Alert 20 Sep. 2022
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Discovery, Jurisdiction and Service: Changes in U.S. Law and Implications for Japanese Companies
News 26 Sep. 2022
Curtis Italy Wins International Arbitration - Energy Award at Legal Community Litigation Awards 2022
Article 21 Sep. 2022
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News 23 Sep. 2022
Curtis Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250 (2023)
Event 22 Sep. 2022
Dori Yoldi Speaks to AbogadasMX on Practicing Law Abroad
News 16 Aug. 2022
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Event 14 Jun. 2022
Antonia Birt to Speak on Importance of Going Paperless in Arbitration Proceedings at Upcoming Webinar
News 21 Sep. 2022
U.S. Department of State Presents Fulbright Specialist Award to Charles Howland for Project in Uzbekistan
Event 20 Sep. 2022
Susan Maples and Andrew Larkin Speak at the Biennial Conference of ASIL’s International Economic Law Interest Group
Client Alert 30 Aug. 2022
The EU Adopts the “Maintenance and Alignment” Sanctions Package
Client Alert 20 Jul. 2022
The EU Undertakes Fundamental Reform of the Legal Basis for Sanctions Enforcement
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
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Curtis has a long-standing Africa law practice that has grown exponentially over the past few years. We have particular expertise in the areas of Oil and Gas, International Arbitration, International Taxation, Public International Law, and advising Sovereign Wealth Funds in this region.
Curtis has a well-known tradition of advising states and their state-owned entities globally, and has key clients in sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. The firm also has substantial experience representing privately owned entities in emerging markets in Africa.
The Curtis team is particularly active in the upstream petroleum industry, advising energy ministries and national oil corporations in a range of areas, handling regulatory, contract and dispute resolution, notably in international arbitration. The team keeps current on developments in the sector, having negotiated on behalf of ministries and national oil companies with most of the world’s major international companies.
Curtis has deep experience in Africa advising governments on their contentious and non-contentious tax issues, production sharing agreements and exploration agreements.
Our attorneys have advised on the drafting of laws and regulations and the design and drafting of the form contracts used in a number of countries, including, for example, exploration and production sharing agreements (“EPSAs”) in North Africa.
The firm is able to draw on Curtis’ experience gained in participating in intergovernmental discussions relating to the design of contract forms, the implementation of sector reforms, and the advisory work performed regarding the design and development of best practices in hydrocarbons regimes.
Curtis has handled several of the largest international arbitrations in history. And we have achieved some high profile successes for African clients, with recent victories in the gold-mining and commodities sectors as well as oil and gas.
In order to avoid conflicts, Curtis does not represent any of the major oil companies in oil and gas disputes. Both in the advisory work and in litigation, the Curtis team has dealt with a broad range of technical, financial and legal issues that arise in upstream projects in the petroleum industry.
Much of the firm’s work in Anglophone Africa is done from the London office and in Francophone Africa from Paris. Curtis has the benefit of an international team of attorneys with broad and deep experience gained in other oil-producing countries in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, in cooperation with its network of local counsel.
Walid El Nabal
Remy S. Lerner
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Curtis Helps Raise Hygiene Standards and Empower Women in Africa’s Sahel Region
The firm has played a pivotal role in the development of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Development Impact Bonds, initiated by the French Development Agency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Click here to learn more.
Well-respected firm with notable contentious work across the Maghreb and East Africa.
Chambers 2021 Dispute Resolution - Africa-Wide
Recognised for its representation of the national government in a variety of domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Chambers Global 2021 - Uganda General Business
"Experienced advisers to national oil companies and sovereign wealth funds."
Chambers Global 2020 Africa-wide Disputes
"Curtis specialises in arbitration, and particularly advising government-owned entities on energy."
Legal 500: EMEA 2019 (Algeria)