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Norton Rose Fulbright in Africa

Africa has seen its fastest economic growth to date in the energy and infrastructure, mining and commodities sectors. Investment in other sectors ranging from financial institutions to technology and food security is also rising, along with Africa’s appetite for consumer goods and services such as financial services, mobile commerce and retail brands.

We have worked with a wide range of clients in Africa (some for many years) particularly in corporate, M&A and securities, banking and project finance, and dispute resolution and litigation. Africa’s industry growth trends are a perfect match for our key sector strengths: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Our lawyers are working on transactions from Morocco in the north to Nigeria and Senegal in the west, Kenya and Tanzania in the east, and across southern Africa. We advise on a variety of common and civil laws, including English, Tanzanian, French, Moroccan and South African law, and have experience in Lusophone jurisdictions, specifically Mozambique and Angola. We have offices in Morocco, South Africa and Tanzania, and alliances with firms in Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe.

Our global presence enables us to manage transactions across the developing axes of growth between Africa, Australia, Canada, China, India, Russia and the United States. Africa’s trade volumes with these and other emerging partners have doubled in value over the last decade, and inbound investment from trans-national corporations continues to rise.

Our clients include Africa’s major banks, development funds, private equity funds, export credit agencies, and government agencies, and companies active in mining and resources; transport; technology; media; telecommunications; energy; utilities; and financial institutions.

Our experience covers more than 40 African countries

Best trade finance law firm in sub-Saharan Africa
Global Trade Review 2012 – 2015

Tier 1 Financial and corporate (international firms)
Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia
IFLR 1000 2013 – 2015

Tier 1 – Corporate/Commercial (Africa wide)
Chambers Global 2012 – 2014

Tier 1 – Projects and Energy (Africa wide)
Chambers Global 2012 – 2014

Tier 1 – Projects and Energy: Mining and Minerals (Africa wide)
Chambers Global 2014