Who we are

We help our clients overcome legal complexity and unlock opportunity in Africa.

Our track record of providing specialist legal services in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution, spans over a century.

With nine offices in seven African countries and over 400 specialist lawyers, we draw on our unique knowledge of the business and socio-political environment to advise clients on a wide range of legal issues.

Everywhere we work, we offer clients a service that uniquely blends expertise in the law, knowledge of the local market and an understanding of their businesses. Our aim is to assist them to achieve their objectives as smoothly and efficiently as possible while minimising the legal and regulatory risks.

Our clients include corporates, multinationals and state-owned enterprises across a range of industry sectors as well as financial institutions and governments.

Our expertise is frequently recognised by independent research organisations. Most recently, at the inaugural IFLR1000 Awards for Sub-Saharan Africa (2020), we received 10 awards across four jurisdictions confirming our leadership when it comes to advising on multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions in Africa. At the African Legal Awards (2020), we won awards in three categories and were highly commended in a further four categories including African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice. We received awards in three out of four categories at the Dealmakers East Africa Awards (2019): top legal adviser in the M&A Category for both deal flow and deal value and advised on the Deal of the Year. In the Dealmakers South Africa Awards (2019), we were placed third for deal value in the M&A Category and advised on both the Deal of the Year and the BEE Deal of the Year.

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Our African footprint

An African firm within a global network

We provide integrated legal services throughout Africa from nine offices (Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Johannesburg, Kampala, Moka and Nairobi ) in seven countries.

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