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Peter Kasanda



Peter Kasanda

Peter Kasanda


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Through his management of the East Africa practice, Peter has extensive expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Originally a project finance lawyer, Peter's practice has diversified to include specialisms as broad as commercial litigation, debt recoveries and insurance claims management. 

Peter has successfully closed projects in the infrastructure, telecoms, mining, energy and power sectors on the continent, acting for lenders (both commercial and development finance institutions), consortia and project companies.

Prior to joining Clyde & Co, he was in-house counsel at the African Development Bank having previously worked at a leading City of London firm managing project finance transactions in emerging markets.

Peter is admitted both as a Solicitor in England & Wales and as an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania.

Peter is a member of the Tanganyika Law Society; the East Africa Law Society; the Law Society of England & Wales; and the Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association.

Peter’s team on the ground provide real time support and local expertise to clients with interests in the region. The team manage a Regional Resource Centre (RRC) through which an internationally qualified, yet locally based, Clyde & Co lawyer works alongside appointed local counsel in relevant countries assisting with the management of contentious and non-contentious matters.

  • Advising TICTS, Dar es Salaam Port operator in respect of various matters in Tanzania which relate to that port concession/lease in Tanzania under PPP arrangements
  • Advising AgroEcoenergy on a USD 380 million Sugar bio-fuels project in which Government of Tanzania has a stake and structured as a PPP     
  • Advising various independent oil & gas companies on issues relating to a USD 18 billion LNG plant
  • Advising the South African Government on standardisation of Private Finance Initiative Contracts (Developing a PPP manual) through Partnerships UK as the sponsoring organisation
  • Advising on regulatory aspects of the R25-billion Gautrain (rail interconnection) project in South Africa under PPP arrangements
  • Advising African Development Bank on a EUR 47 million investment for the Dakar Port Project, Senegal (lenders including FMO, EAIF)
  • Lekki Toll Road Project (Nigeria) advising African Development Bank on a USD 85 million loan to an Special Purpose Vehicle in respect of the Lekki Toll Road Project
  • Advising Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) in connection with a USD 35 million financing to Aga Khan Hospital Group in Tanzania
  • Advising Standard Bank on a USD 150 million financing to African Barrick Gold Tanzania for development of the Bulyanhulu Gold Mine site
  • Advising Standard Chartered Bank on its financing and security arrangements with Tanzanian incorporated companies in the manufacturing sector
  • Advising the South African Government on reforms to the PPP Unit through Partnerships UK as the sponsoring organisation

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Peter is the Managing Partner of Clyde & Co's Dar es Salaam, Tanzania office and leads the firm's East Africa practice. He has a wealth of experience advising on projects in Africa. He is a member of both the firm's Middle East and Africa Board and Global Strategy Board.

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