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  1. Facing the future
    1. Advising on a EUR 1.1bn Bulgarian gas pipeline procurement
    2. Selling the Merkur offshore wind farm
    3. Ukrainian Gas Transmission System unbundling
    4. Solving global challenges
    5. The green economy: identifying primary risks and key opportunities
    6. ALPLA expands its global plastic recycling capabilities
  2. Navigating a changing world
    1. Data and risk: challenges in an uncertain world
    2. CMS advises on major East Africa paint transaction
    3. Commerz Real lands the largest deal in its history
    4. Helping Teyliom Hospitality’s expansion in Central and West Africa
    5. Shaping the new normal
    6. Working through the COVID-19 lockdown
  3. Harnessing technology
    1. Technology: a unifying force
    2. Online gambling grows as Gamesys is sold to JPJ Group
    3. CMS advises on first ever European real estate transaction using blockchain
    4. CymbiQ Group on expansion course
    5. CMS helps Korean investors acquire prime real estate assets
    6. Lupl delivers transformative open industry platform for legal matters
    7. MultiChoice separates from Naspers and lists on JSE
    8. CMS advises on ‘Train Maya’ rail project
    9. Smart living: creating a framework for disruption and innovation
    10. CMS helps the BBC launch the streaming service BritBox in the UK
  4. Managing risk
    1. The true cost of ESG
    2. CMS advises Blackstone on its investment in Carrix
    3. CMS advises Zentiva on its acquisition of Alvogen
    4. ST Pharm establishes new medical testing and analysis business line
    5. Colgate-Palmolive acquires premium anti-ageing skin care brand
  5. Inside CMS
    1. CMS Academy adds participants through digital learning
  6. CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
    1. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): CMS Charity Partner
    2. Diversity and Inclusion at CMS UK
  7. Interviews
    1. Interview with Gabriela Staber
    2. Interview with Sophie Marquet
    3. Interview with Courtney Rothery
    4. Interview with María González Gordon
    5. Interview with Mariel Dimsey
    6. Interview with Nedžida Salihović-Whalen
    7. Interview with Annemieke Hazelhoff
    8. Interview with Michelle Barclay
    9. Interview with Deepa Vallabh
    10. Interview with Gerlind Wisskirchen

Helping Teyliom Hospitality’s expansion in Central and West Africa

CMS Africa has the genuine ability to combine our local and international experts to create the best team for every situation. We have 120 lawyers dedicated to Africa, practising in all the main areas of law and benefiting when needed from the resources and support of over 4,800 other lawyers spread across 70 offices worldwide.
Pierre Marly

 

Teyliom Hospitality, an African hotel group, raised EUR 45m from three development finance institutions in 2019. CMS advised Teyliom on the financing, which is for the construction and development of hotels in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Niger and Senegal. The UK’s CDC, DEG from Germany and AfricInvest will provide the funding.

Teyliom Hospitality, the hotel and hospitality arm of Teyliom Group, founded by Senegalese entrepreneur Yérim Habib Sow, was launched in 2009 and opened its first hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar, in Senegal. It then established the Mangalis Hotel Group, which now operates a range of business, midscale and economy hotels across Central and West Africa. These three business streams operate under the Noom, Seen and Yaas brands, mainly in the francophone African states of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Niger and Senegal. 

Much of francophone Africa falls under the Organisation pour l’Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA), a system of corporate law adopted by 17 West and Central African jurisdictions. 

As part of the CMS Africa organisation, CMS has a historical presence in Algeria, Angola and Morocco, and a team dedicated to the francophone Africa region. The firm is expanding its presence across the continent. Kenyan and South African firms were the latest to join CMS in 2019. 

Pierre Marly, a Paris-based partner and Chairman of CMS Africa, said, “CMS Africa has the genuine ability to combine our local and international experts to create the best team for every situation. We have 120 lawyers dedicated to Africa, practising in all the main areas of law and benefiting when needed from the resources and support of over 4,800 other lawyers spread across 70 offices worldwide. They have direct access to an enormous wealth of expertise and knowledge, deep technical resources and high-quality training to deliver the highest quality services on the continent. With francophone, Arabic, lusophone and anglophone offerings, CMS can deliver seamless services in all the key jurisdictions of the continent, in all the sectors our clients work in and in the languages our clients speak.

Key contacts

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Pierre Marly
Partner
Africa Practice