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Africa

Africa is a fast-growing economic region. A long term world economic rebalancing is likely to occur and Africa should be a principal beneficiary. This diverse continent is an exciting market for our clients which offers great investment potential for decades to come.

Abundant natural resource wealth, evolving infrastructure sectors, expanding corporate finance markets, and a population expected to double from today's level by 2050 are all factors stimulating foreign investment. A huge mass of political goodwill to overseas investors exists and the opportunities are undeniable.

Our Pan-African experience spans more than 40 countries over 30 years, and allows us to offer clients a depth of understanding on key political, economic, commercial and regulatory issues. We offer an "entire project lifecycle" service to our clients, ensuring that their African operations are sustainable, enduring and profitable as well as helping to minimise risk and maximise opportunities in this exciting region.

For more information on our regional expertise:

Our African group of over 100 Common Law (English) and Civil Law (French) qualified lawyers is based throughout our European, Asian and Gulf offices. These lawyers know the region and the risks with the know how to get results for our clients.

Whether you are already established in Africa and looking to expand, or are a new investor in the continent, we can help you achieve success. Our clients include sovereign states, investors and developers including oil and gas companies and mining companies, philanthropic investors, financial institutions, contractors and suppliers.

We have excellent relationships with African regulators and governments as well as a trusted network of professional advisors, including many of the leading local and independent African law firms.

  • North Africa

    Long established trade routes and cultural ties, facilitated by geographical proximity to Europe and the Middle East mean that, although sparsely populated and often largely arid, many North African economies are relatively well developed and diverse.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa

    Traditionally resource-based, many of the region's economies will continue to benefit from sustained global demand for oil, natural gas, mineral resources and arable land enabling many of the region's governments to increase investment in urgently needed infrastructure investment.

  • South Africa

    Endowed with an established banking and financial sector, abundant natural resources, growing manufacturing and services, and a dynamic tourism industry, South Africa retains its position as the continent's leading and most diversified economy.