Clement N. Fondufe

Global Chair, Africa Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Clement N. Fondufe

Clement N. Fondufe

Global Chair, Africa Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Clement Fondufe is a partner at Latham & Watkins and the global Chair of the firm's Africa Practice.

Mr. Fondufe's practice focuses on international and domestic corporate, commercial and financial transactions.

Mr. Fondufe has experience representing public, private and state-owned corporate clients (including sovereign wealth funds) in the development and financing of large projects and focuses in the oil, gas, petrochemicals, mining and infrastructure industries.

Mr. Fondufe's representative experience includes advising:

The mandated lead arranger and lenders in connection with the US$500 million financing of Phase 1 of the Tonkolili iron ore project in Sierra Leone and the development of associated infrastructure, including roads, bridges, railways and seaports
Mittal Steel Holdings Limited in connection with the financing of a US$1.3 billion iron ore mining development of the LAMCO project in Liberia and the associated rail, warehousing and port infrastructure
Mubadala Development Company in connection with the evaluation of an investment in Compagnie de Bauxite de Guinea, a large bauxite mining project in Guinea
The Federal Ministry of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in close coordination with other Government agencies, in the structuring and creation of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority
Iberdrola S.A. in the preparation and submission of a successful bid to the French Government in connection with the tender process for the development of a large offshore wind farm in France
Large national hydrocarbons company in connection with the development and the structuring of the financing of a joint venture to implement a refinery, ethane craker and world-class petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia. Further representation in the expansion of this project, including the production and marketing of several differentiated specialty petrochemicals products
Development and negotiation of project documents for the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia in connection with the implementation of a project for the design, construction, management, operation and maintenance of a multi-user container port terminal in Saudi Arabia pursuant to a long-term concession agreement

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Office Managing Partner, San Francisco at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Deputy General Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Global Chair, Litigation Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Global Chair, Africa Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP
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LLM
Class of 2001

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

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Global Chair, Africa Practice
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Admitted to the New York Bar
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