Bird & Bird advised the Republic of Guinea on a digital Public Private Partnership (PPP)

23 June 2014

Bird & Bird has advised the Republic of Guinea, represented by the National Communication Council, in the negotiation of three public contracts concerning design and implementation of digital terrestrial radio and television (Digital Terrestrial Television) in Guinea.

The project is estimated to be worth more than 117 million USD shared between private and public investors.

The contracts were signed on 16th June 2014 in Beijing (People’s Republic of China) with a grouping of companies belonging to Startimes Group. The operation will be financed through China Exim Bank.

The media in Guinea consider that this overall PPP arrangement represents a landmark moment and will enable implementation of an operation which has long been supported by the International Telecommunications Union.

Attorneys for the State: Sophie Pignon and Marcos Portela Barreto on the “public project” aspects.