Team

Our Team

Our team of multi-cultural and internationally trained lawyers in London has a deep understanding of conducting business in Africa, bringing real value to private and public sector entities, government and non-government organisations and companies seeking legal support for their investments and projects across the continent. Our London team has a solid network of relationships and expertise in structuring and negotiating financing transactions, acquisitions and disposals, investment projects, commercial, real estate, restructurings and other transaction types focused on the continent.

The team benefits from Asafo & Co.’s geographic coverage, which allows it to carry out effectively high added value work that requires teams on the ground in Africa.

In addition to the lawyers at Asafo & Co. London, other lawyers elsewhere at Asafo & Co. bring significant English law capabilities and expertise. We also have the capability to assist clients in other jurisdictions through our extensive referral network of top-tier African firms.

Elizabeth Uwaifo

Elizabeth Uwaifo

Managing Partner

Email: euwaifo@asafoandco-ln.com
Telephone: +44(0)203 802 0032

Elizabeth Uwaifo is an English qualified lawyer and Managing Partner of Asafo & Co. (London) Ltd., an affiliate office of Asafo & Co. She has over 30 years’ experience advising banks, corporates, government and non-government entities on a wide variety of areas including derivatives, structured and other finance transactions, bilateral and syndicated loan agreements, capital markets transactions and investment products.

Graeme Bell

Graeme Bell

Partner

Email: gbell@asafoandco-ln.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 203 802 0031

Graeme Bell has almost 20 years of experience representing clients in cross-border private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, distressed investing, and corporate restructurings. He has acted for private equity funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices as well as international corporations in the energy (oil & gas and renewables), technology, financial services, telecommunications, and infrastructure industries.

He has extensive experience on Africa-focused matters, but also has experience in other emerging markets, including Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. He is dual qualified in England and Ireland and has worked in New York.

N Bonnefoy

Nicolas Bonnefoy

Partner

Email: nbonnefoy@asafoandco-ln.com
Telephone: +44(0)203 802 0031

A dual-qualified lawyer and dual-citizen (France and England), Nicolas is an oil & gas lawyer with an exclusive focus on Africa. His experience mainly includes acting for oil & gas companies in securing the award of exploration and production rights; and structuring, negotiating and implementing acquisitions and disposals throughout Africa, and advising oil and gas companies in the context of disputes. His experience includes acting for States and national oil companies in reviewing petroleum regimes in Africa. He lived in Libreville (Gabon) and Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) for several years and travelled exclusively in Africa over the past twenty years.