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NSDV is Africa’s first fully integrated law and consultancy firm specialising in mining, construction, and environmental law.

Mining, Construction, and Environmental Law
In their capacity as Mining and Environmental Law experts, they’ve helped clients mine anything from coal to gold. NSDV’s knowledge of the mining landscape has been developed over many years of practical experience – as have their extensive relationships. The firm works with large corporate players, government officials, unions, and regulators on a constant basis - and are as famous for their professional output as they are their affable personal approach which underpin these strong industry relationships. 

NSDV’s Construction Law services help ensure their clients’ projects proceed without pricey delays, whilst remaining fully compliant. Unlike other Construction Law firms, NSDV assist operationally too, offering day-to-day commercial management should you require it once the up-front negotiations and legal groundwork have been covered in accordance with FIDIC and NEC contract stipulations.

Corporate and Advisory Services
NSDV also boasts an experienced Strategic Advisory and Corporate Investment Banking Team comprised exclusively of ex C-suite executives, senior bankers, and market risk experts. Providing Strategic, Financial, and Corporate Finance advisory services to public and private companies from small businesses to large corporates and entrepreneurs. 

NSDV has considerable expertise and experience in corporate, commercial and tax matters. In this regard, they assist clients who are seeking to expand their businesses, whether in the local market, or in Africa, or globally. The firm also advises their clients on how best to navigate the regulatory climate, both from a practical and legal perspective. Whilst their expertise is as deep as it is wide, they are particular experts in base industries as befits the complimentary nature of their full service offering.

When you connect with NSDV for legal advice, their experts will analyse your operation from every relevant perspective, identifying areas that could be made to function more optimally. They may even throw in a lawyer joke or two at their own expense.

Lawyers aren’t usually known for having a seize-the-day sort of disposition, but NSDV like to separate who they are from what they offer, and it’s their less formal and more practical, “hands-on” approach that attracted WhyAfrica’s authentic endorsement and content partnership.

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Release is wholly owned by Scatec ASA, a leading renewable power producer, delivering affordable and clean energy worldwide. As a long- term player, Scatec develops, builds, owns and operates solar, wind and hydro power plants and storage solutions. Scatec has more than 3.5 GW in operation and under construction on four continents, whereof more than 1 GW in Africa and more than 500 employees. The company is targeting 15 GW capacity in operation or under construction by the end of 2025. Scatec is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 'SCATC'. In Africa, Scatec’s largest office is in Cape Town, South Africa, hosting also the global control and monitoring centre, and other global teams such as engineering, procurement and O&M.

Release designs, finances and installs scalable solar power plants and battery storage. Because of our movable trackers technology from Cambridge Energy Partners, we offer a flexible lease of the equipment on short- or long-term contracts. The equipment is delivered pre-assembled in containers streamlining significantly the installation process. We guarantee equipment performance, provide 24/7 monitoring and operation and maintenance support, and train local resources to perform ordinary maintenance tasks.

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Founded in Africa in 1974, SRK Consulting is today a global network of experienced engineers and scientists delivering integrated and sustainable solutions across a range of sectors. The wide spectrum of disciplines and expertise among our 1,400 specialists in 45 offices equips us to support clients in developing quality projects.

Our extensive project footprint in Africa is driven by our offices in South Africa, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, and ongoing involvement in many other countries. This knowledge-sharing harnesses the best skills for projects in infrastructure, energy, water, mining, and environment, social and governance (ESG).

In infrastructure and civil engineering, the SRK team provide services including project management, design, drawing, contract documentation, administration and site inspection, as well as disaster risk assessment and management.

We offer a range of services to energy-related projects such as transmission lines, power stations and solar and wind farms – including environmental assessment, due diligence, engineering studies and foundation design.

Our water and waste team offers expertise in areas including groundwater and surface water management, contaminated land remediation, environmental site contamination, waste site monitoring, water supply, contaminant plume modelling and water quality.

Well-known in the mining sector, SRK operates a complete mining consultancy service including exploration planning, integrated feasibility studies, economic evaluations, detailed mine design and closure planning.

SRK's ESG team has wide experience in strategic and project specific aspects of environmental and social management and planning and works to recognised international safeguard principles of environmental and social sustainability.

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WhyAfrica has an extensive business network and with our partners and affiliates we are able to guide our clients throughout the life of their projects and ensure that they receive the best advice from conception to closure. Whether it is design, engineering, exploration, regulations, construction or environmental impacts and risks, WhyAfrica is able to put you in touch with the best and most professional outfits operating in Africa.


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