New law on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Senegal / Nouvelle loi sur les Partenariats Public-Privé (PPP) au Sénégal

New law on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Senegal

Senegal has just passed a new law on PPP. For our clients looking to invest in various sectors such as roads and maritime infrastructures, energy, water, ICT, healthcare and social housing in Senegal, we have prepared this note analysing this new law. The key highlights of this reform are the following:

  1. Unification of the legal framework between public service delegations and partnership contracts
  2. New governing bodies
  3. Modernization of the procurement process
  4. Increased local content
  5. Contract performance: lenders’ rights and monitoring

The implementing regulations for this law will soon be published to ensure its effective application.

We are keen to speak with you about how we can help you achieve your investment strategy in Senegal. For more information, please contact the lawyers below or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact:

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Nouvelle loi sur les Partenariats Public-Privé (PPP) au Sénégal

Une nouvelle loi sur les PPP vient d’être adoptée au Sénégal. Pour nos clients qui sont intéressés pour investir au Sénégal dans différents secteurs tels que les infrastructures, les services, les télécoms, l’assainissement, la santé ou la promotion immobilière, nous avons analysé cette loi. Les points saillants de cette réforme sont les suivants :

  1. Unification du cadre juridique applicable aux délégations de services publics et aux contrats de partenariat
  2. Nouvelles instances de gouvernance
  3. Procédure de passation : Élargissement et modernisation
  4. Renforcement du recours au secteur privé local
  5. Exécution : droits des prêteurs et suivi de l’exécution

Les textes d’application de cette loi seront prochainement publiés afin d’en assurer l’application effective. Nous sommes à votre disposition pour discuter de votre stratégie d’investissement au Sénégal. Pour de plus amples informations vous pouvez contacter les avocats auteurs de cette note ou votre contact usuel au sein d’Herbert Smith Freehills.

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Key contacts

Thomas Herman
Thomas Herman
Associate, Paris
+33 1 53 57 72 41
Christophe Lefort
Christophe Lefort
Partner, Paris
+33 1 53 57 74 00


Authors: Brigette Baillie and Biddy Faber

Trends & Developments in the South African market during 2020

South Africa has historically had a strong showing in the public-private partnership (PPP), concessions and independent power project (IPP) markets, having undertaken:

  • PPPs in the healthcare, prisons, transport infrastructure, serviced government office accommodation and biosciences sectors;
  • concessions in the toll roads and port sectors; and
  • peaking power and renewable energy IPP projects.

However, the last 12 months have seen little activity in these traditional PPP, concessions and IPP sectors, and the activity has been largely focused on project financings in the commercial and industrial sectors, with a number of financings being undertaken in respect of industrial operations (such as brown– and green-field factory developments of various sorts) and small scale captive renewable power solutions for industrial off-takers. Whilst the market has also seen the finalisation of the financing of some of the renewable energy projects from the fourth round of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme, these have been lags from the mass closing of those projects in 2018.

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