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Abundant natural resource wealth, evolving infrastructure sectors, expanding corporate finance markets, and a population expected to double by 2050, make Africa an exciting market for our clients. 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 40 years. We provide an ‘entire project lifecycle’ service, supporting those who have a hand in designing, building, delivering, supplying, operating or maintaining Africa’s major infrastructure assets.

Our law practice in Africa consists of around 50 partners and more than 150 lawyers from common law and civil law cultures, who understand the different legal jurisdictions and languages across this diverse continent.

Connectivity into and within the region is vital - our Africa operation is built around this need and reflected in our international network.

In 2017 we established an office in Johannesburg as the important next stage in the development of a fully integrated global African practice, connecting with our African hubs in the UK, France, UAE and China.

A team of dual-qualified French speaking lawyers based in our Paris office support projects across the Francophone African market whilst our Chinese offices have considerable experience advising on inbound investment from Asia.

Our experience is combined with a network of first rate law firms across the region allowing us to provide you with continuity of service and local advice across the continent, including political risk, market entry strategies, market due diligence, and business intelligence in Africa. We provide a fully integrated service where we take responsibility for the production and delivery of legal advice as well as transparent cost reporting to manage cost-overruns and negotiate favourable fee structures. We maintain non-exclusivity in order to select specialist counsel in any given jurisdiction.

  • South Africa

    Pinsent Masons has been handling transactions and matters for international clients with interests throughout South Africa for over 25 years. Our international experience is now combined with a specialist Infrastructure presence in Africa in a prime and well connected location.

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