Bertrand Montembault, who is qualified in France, has 25 years of experience advising international businesses, whether new entrants to the Africa market or established operators on the continent, on various aspects of their operations and projects in francophone Africa, mainly in the mining, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors. He lived and worked in Gabon for two years prior to joining the firm and has an excellent knowledge of francophone Africa’s local and regional legal systems, including OHADA.

Mr Montembault relocated to the Johannesburg office in October 2016, having previously led the firm’s energy and mining practice in Paris for a number of years.