Linklaters advises ARISE IIP in connection with the creation of a 400 ha industrial platform in Adétikopé, Togo

Linklaters advised Arise IIP on the creation of a 400 ha integrated industrial platform in the region of Adétikopé in Togo, some 20 km north of Lomé, in partnership with the Republic of Togo to be developed through a joint venture company held by Arise IIP and the Republic of Togo.

This project, which represents a total investment of 200 million euros, aims to create a logistics hub to industrialize the local processing of many Togolese products, particularly from agriculture, such as cotton, cashew nuts, soy, rice and sesame, and thus facilitate their export.

The Plateforme Industrielle d'Adétikopé (PIA) will include a parking lot for 700 trucks, a storage space for 12,500 TEU containers, an unloading and transfer warehouse, a cotton storage site, as well as a 200,000 m² area dedicated to other logistics activities. PIA is expected to be operational from January 2021 for its first phase.

Linklaters was retained by Arise IIP to advise on legal affairs in the implementation of several large-scale projects on the African continent.

For this project, the Linklaters team comprised Bertrand Andriani, Partner, Aymeric Voisin, Senior Associate and Enzo Beule, Associate in Energy and Infrastructure, as well as Mehdi Boumedine, Senior Associate and Léa Prince Agbodjan, Associate in Corporate/M&A.