African IPOs Set to Double Capital Raised in 2016
African IPOs set to raise over USD3.1 billion in 2016, the highest figure since 2010.


Our South Africa lawyers advise clients on some of the most significant matters in the African market, such as Zambia Sugar’s ZAR 1.7 billion (US$120 million) financing deal with Standard Bank and Barclays Africa, and representing Group Five Construction in a series of disputes arising from the ZAR 1.7 billion (US$120 million) construction of the Forest Hill City Mall in Centurion.

The quality of our work is reflected in the number of leading African companies, multinationals and financial institutions that seek our advice, along with the recognition we receive from leading legal directories. We were named "International Law Firm of the Year" at the 2015 African Legal Awards, with the judges praising our commitment to growing our presence in the region.

With more than 60 lawyers on the ground, our Johannesburg office works closely with colleagues from our other African offices, while leveraging know-how from Africa subject matter experts based in our global offices, to provide domestic and cross-border African and international legal advice on a range of top-ranked legal areas. Our Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Construction, Corporate/M&A, Mining, and Projects & Infrastructure are ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500. No matter the legal or business issue, we leverage our global network and knowledge of Africa’s local markets to help clients achieve their strategic objectives.



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