With almost 40 years of experience in the African market, we leverage our Firm's global footprint to provide first-class legal and commercial advice to foreign multinational investors in Africa, as well as some of Africa’s largest domestic companies.

With local offices in Cairo, Casablanca and Johannesburg and regional hubs in key global financial centres, we offer a presence in Africa that few international law firms can match. Our lawyers advise clients in key growth industry sectors including finance, energy, mining & infrastructure, telecommunications, FMCG and healthcare. We act as transactional and international counsel for clients engaged in major projects, collaborating with colleagues across our global network to provide guidance on inbound and outbound investments.

We have over 200 lawyers that work on Africa matters and we offer a combination of local knowledge and international perspective to help clients minimise risk and focus on business opportunities. Working with our African Relationship Firms to deliver a comprehensive service, we provide clients with the insight they need to overcome their legal, regulatory and market challenges.
We were delighted to be recognised as the “Best Law Firm in Africa” in 2023, 2022 and 2021 by EMEA Finance, and the Banking & Finance Legal Advisor of the Year at the Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets in 2024, 2023 and 2021. Our commitment to CSR in Africa has been recognised through winning the Future Generations Award, supported by Save the Children at the African Legal Awards 2022 and the Children’s Advocate Award at the African Legal Awards 2021.

We are market leaders in energy and infrastructure projects and finance matters in Africa, working on some of the most significant projects across the continent. Recently we advised on the multi award-winning EUR 1.29 billion dual-tranche EUR 1.2bn Euler Hermes-supported secured term loan facility and EUR 92 million commercial term loan facility to support the Angola Rural Electrification Project. Our achievements also include advising Morocco's state-owned power utility on procuring and developing the country's 850 MW wind farm public-private partnership programme, advising numerous lenders on Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme projects in South Africa, and advising on numerous projects under the Egyptian Government's Feed-in Tariff (FiT) programme. We have also advised on numerous energy and infrastructure projects across Southern, Eastern, Western and Francophone West Africa.

Our Corporate/M&A group advise clients on major cross-border deals while our litigation, compliance, investigations and tax teams leverage their strong working relationships with regulators and other government officials to protect clients' interests. Recently, we have advised on several strategically important transactions for our clients, such as Galp’s divestment of its upstream assets in Angola, and ZCCM’s transaction with Kansanshi Mining in Zambia.

Our clients doing transactions in Africa are further supported through our range of Africa-focused advisory teams such as Dispute Resolution, Antitrust & Competition, Compliance & Investigations, Employment, IP and International Commercial & Trade. Our Africa Tax Group provide continent-wide advice on tax issues.

No matter the business or legal issue, we provide clients with the guidance and support they need to overcome the challenges of doing business in Africa and achieve their Africa-focused strategies, using our expertise across industry sectors and legal systems to help them pursue opportunities, achieve growth and manage risk in their business.
  • Best Law Firm in Africa - EMEA Finance's African Banking Awards 2023, 2022 and 2021
  • Banking & Finance Legal Adviser of the Year - GFC's Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa Awards 2024, 2023 and 2021
  • Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year - Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa Awards 2024
  • ECA, DFI and IFI Deal of the Year - Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa Awards 2024
  • Local Currency Loan Deal of the Year - Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa Awards 2024
  • Local Currency Sovereign, Supra & Agency Bond Deal of the Year - Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa Awards 2023
  • Project Loan Deal of the Year - Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa Awards 2023
  • Power Finance Deal of the Year - Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa Awards 2023
  • Export Finance Deal of the Year - Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa Awards 2023


With more than 30 years’ experience in the local market, our Egyptian lawyers have deep knowledge of the local legal, business, social and cultural environment, and work closely with colleagues across all of our offices to help clients navigate the intricacies of Egypt’s regulatory environment and achieve their global objectives.



As one of the country’s leading international law firms, we support multinationals, financial institutions and investors that use Morocco as the hub for their African operations and financing deals. Our Morocco lawyers have worked on some of the country's most significant corporate transactions and complex deals spanning North Africa, West Africa and the Middle East.


South Africa

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.