9 April 20242 minute read

Doing Business in Africa for Franchisors

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

For many franchisors, Africa represents a wealth of opportunities for expansion and investment. DLA Piper has a significant presence in 20 countries on the continent through DLA Piper Africa, a Swiss verein whose members are comprised of independent law firms in Africa working with DLA Piper. This longstanding network of firms provides local insights and global experience to businesses across a variety of sectors and practice areas, including those in the franchise space. 

Partners from the US, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa discussed the opportunities, challenges, and considerations facing franchisors as they embark on doing business in Africa. 

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Tao Xu

Partner, DLA Piper

Naana Frimpong

Co-Chair, US-Africa Practice

Mehrteab Leul Kokeb

Managing Director, DLA Piper Africa – Ethiopia

William Maema

Senior Partner, DLA Piper Africa – Kenya

Samuel Salako

Partner, DLA Piper Africa – Nigeria

André Visser

Director, DLA Piper Africa