Rimon

Africa

Servicing Clients in Inbound and Outbound African Business

Not only do Rimon attorneys have a long history of working with U.S., African and other clients in African inbound and outbound business, both on transactions and in litigation, but Rimon is strategically placed through its relationships and the market experience, skill-sets, qualifications and licenses of its attorneys to advise on complex transactions in specific locations on the African continent, and across the U.S. Its attorneys maintain extensive ties in, particularly, Western and Southern Africa, working with businesses, family offices, and institutions in corporate, commercial, tax and litigation matters, and examples of its representative matters include advising:
  • A project sponsor on the development of an ammonia-urea plant in Nigeria
  • Nigerian utilities and technology providers
  • Financial institutions on African bond offerings and securitizations
  • A U.S. licensor of intellectual property in its licensing and joint venture arrangements with its South African partner
  • An African charter airline on its U.S. MRO joint venture
  • A South African family office on its U.S. and overseas corporate, commercial and real estate acquisition and development matters
  • A South African steel processor in relation to the imposition of U.S. “Section 232” carbon steel tariffs on imports into the Unites States
  • A Tanzanite mining group on its listing on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange
  • A U.S. security company in its supply of services in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup
  • Financial institutions in connection with debt investments and subsequent financial restructuring

Corporate and Corporate Finance

U.S. Inbound & Outbound Investment

Assisting clients in establishing business presences in the United States, including advice on entity formation, shareholder arrangements, domestic and international tax and transfer pricing, regulatory compliance, employee onboarding, lending and commercial agreements. Rimon also advises on structures for U.S. companies’ investments overseas, including advising on structuring investments in telecoms, and other industries in Europe, Francophone Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Acquisitions and disposals of U.S. and African businesses, including by way of merger, asset and stock purchases and sales. Rimon’s corporate finance team has extensive experience and depth in advising on domestic and cross-border M&A, both on the sale and purchase side, and for both PE and strategic clients.

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Originating in Silicon Valley, Rimon is at the center of one of the most active private equity and venture capital markets in the world. With a depth of expertise and a roster of venture capital and private equity-focused corporate finance practitioners in key centers across the United States, Rimon is very well placed to assist foreign start-ups and businesses in accessing these markets and complying with federal and state securities laws.

Structuring & Restructuring

We assist clients in the structuring and restructuring of corporate groups in the U.S., including the consolidation and streamlining of diverse holdings as well as debt and equity investments. These include operating companies and real estate portfolios held by the U.S. and foreign entities, family offices and individuals.

Commercial, Real Estate & Private Client

Supply & Distribution

Rimon works with the U.S. and foreign clients in both UCC and English law sale of goods transactions, helping our clients to set up and develop supply, distribution and franchise networks in the United States and in foreign markets. Representing both manufacturers and distributors, our attorneys have considerable depth in dealing with cross-border trade, import and export regulations and the nuances of international business legal risk mitigation.

Real Estate

Rimon’s Real Estate attorneys have decades of domestic and international experience in real estate development, acquisition, financing, and leasing. They work closely with Rimon's tax, corporate, litigation, financial services, and private client teams to ensure a full spectrum of efficient representation, including acquisition, disposal and development, as well as in establishing and financing real estate funds.

Private Client & Family Office

We advise high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients and family offices, many of whom originate from outside the U.S., and who have overseas businesses and interests in, particularly, Africa, South Africa, the Middle East, the Russian Federation and Switzerland, on a range of diverse matters including luxury residential, and commercial property acquisitions and development, local and international tax structuring, and trusts and estates.

Project, Debt Finance, Funds and Joint Ventures & Partnerships

Project Finance

Rimon assists project sponsors with project finance transactions in the renewable resources and energy, housing, hospitality and financial institutions sectors, advising on complex multi-jurisdictional secured financing projects. We also work with project sponsors in structuring bankable projects that are eligible for development finance institution (DFI) financing with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the International Finance Corporation, European DFIs and African Development Bank.

Debt Finance

Rimon assists clients with a wide range of capital markets transactions including asset securitization, corporate bond offerings, derivatives, and commercial loans. We also advise financial institutions on primary and secondary investments in, and dispositions of, performing and non-performing assets, including loans receivables, claims, and securities.

Funds

Rimon has a sophisticated funds practice advising, domestically and overseas, on the establishment of real estate, hedge and alternative investment funds, as well as capital raisings, including all corporate and U.S. securities requirements, and also advising sponsors, investment advisers and managers on compliance and regulatory matters. We also support U.S., European and African funds with DFI fundraising and portfolio company advice.

Joint Ventures & Partnerships

Rimon attorneys advise on structuring and closing joint ventures in a range of industries and foreign locations, including operational and intellectual property joint ventures in Sub-Saharan Africa and energy joint ventures in the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

Rimon Attorneys With Expertise in Africa Include: