If you are doing business in Africa, you'll need legal advisors who understand the accompanying commercial, cultural and political challenges. With over 20 years' experience across all African jurisdictions, we can help you succeed.

DLA Piper Africa operates in 20 countries over the continent, offering unrivalled local skill and presence, backed by the resources of one of the world's largest law firms. The wider global Africa team comprises over 200 lawyers, based in key hubs such as Johannesburg, London, New York, Paris, Casablanca, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing.

We have extensive, proven know-how in the most important African business sectors, including financial services, consumer goods, energy & natural resources, infrastructure, construction & transport and technology & telecoms - both in an advisory capacity and in complex litigation and international arbitration.

A wide range of organizations trust us to help deliver their objectives, such as leading national and multinational companies expanding into Africa or investing there. Others include project sponsors, governments, private equity funds, public entities, banks and financial institutions.

Recent highlights include advising FirstRand, South Africa's largest financial services institution, on its £1.1 billion takeover of Aldermore Group; acting for Cellulant Corporation, a leading pan-African FinTech service provider, on its series C equity capital raising; and representing Technip France, a leading engineering and construction company in the energy industry, in a US$2 billion ICC arbitration against Sonatrach, an Algerian state-owned energy company.

Africa is also a key focus for our global pro bono initiative; activities have included increasing access to justice in Namibia and promoting financial inclusion for African women. And through our global scholarships program, we are sponsoring students from Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia. Each is provided funding, mentoring and internships, to help them contribute to the rule of law in their communities and globally.

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DLA Piper Africa is a Swiss verein whose members are comprised of independent law firms in Africa working with DLA Piper.