Ethiopia’s lifeline to the sea

14th Nov 2016

Simon Lofthouse QC explores the pitfalls and disputes that can arise in projects such as the Ethiopian constructed railway between Addis Ababa and Djibouti in his article for ALB (African Law & Business).

The recently opened Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line is the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa, linking Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to the Red Sea port of Djibouti, covering more than 750km. It was made possible by the Chinese Bank, China Exim Bank, which financed 70% of the project.

In this article Simon discusses the extra complexities brought to the delivery of major infrastructure projects by the addition of partnering contracts and third-party funding.

To read the full article please click here.

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