Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

CQ Legal has experience in handling the financial aspects of transactions across a broad range of sectors including real estate, financial services, power, energy, media, technology, creative industries, retail and hospitality, to name a few.

We have acted for securities brokerage firms, local and foreign financial institutions, banks, private equity, hedge funds and borrowers in all types of domestic and international finance transactions including, bilateral, general syndicated loan facilities, equipment leasing and factoring, electronic banking and highly structured transactions as well as over- the counter and exchange- traded derivative products.

Our experience in capital markets covers a range of international debt and equity capital market transactions for both corporate and government entities. From initial public offerings, eurobonds, medium term notes programs, securitizations and structured products. Additionally, we have experience of advising on the regulatory framework and issues as well as knowledge of the peculiarities of the different industries and markets we advise in.

Our trade finance experience ranges from working on transactions and a variety of instruments ranging from letters of credit, standby credit, bonds, guarantees, to structured financing transactions involving secured syndicated facilities to export and sale of commodity.

Our experience in funds covers all aspects of fund formation, structuring and management. Our focus is on alternative investment funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, sovereign investment vehicles, infrastructure and other investment funds.

Our experience in project finance, public –private-partnerships and infrastructure finance stems from knowledge of representing sponsors, lenders and borrowers in the exploration, renewable energy roads and railway sectors across Africa.