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Africa Elite executive summary: firm profiles

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Our essential guide to the top legal outfits south of the Sahara advising on private equity 

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Africa Elite 2015: The new face of private equity in Africa

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

This year’s Africa Elite reveals the domestic firms and international lawyers leading the continent’s rise. As this executive summary shows, private equity is a growing force

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North Africa – Into Africa

23-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

An explosion in investor interest has international firms lining up for a share of the African market, but legal systems are straining to keep pace with change.

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Southern Africa – Rainbow bridge

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Internationalisation of South Africa’s legal market is continuing apace as firms seek to exploit opportunities throughout the region

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The Lawyer Briefing Live: North Africa – Through Africa’s northern gateway

8-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

North Africa is swiftly becoming a hub for investment into the rest of the continent. 

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Angola and Mozambique: Dual fuel pipeline

8-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Angola and Mozambique both benefit from oil and gas exploration but their by-product of needing modern and extensive infrastructure is creating new investment sources

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African Briefings

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The Central Bank of West African States has entrusted Cre´ditinfo VoLo with establishing the first credit bureaux in the member states of the West African Monetary Union.

Africa News

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A&O, Linklaters and Slaughters win roles on sale of Virgin Active

16-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Slaughter and May have picked up the leading roles in Virgin Group and CVC Capital Partners’ sale of 80 per cent of its stake in Virgin Active to South Africa’s Brait for £682m. 

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Allen & Overy takes first South African lateral from Linklaters ally

2-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O) has made its first South African partner-level lateral hire since launching in the jurisdiction last year, picking up projects partner Jason van der Poel from Linklaters’ ally Webber Wentzel.

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Africa Opinion

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Africa has arrived – the signs are in private equity

30-Mar-2015

Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources.

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