Our essential guide to the top legal outfits south of the Sahara advising on private equity
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
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.
Internationalisation of South Africa’s legal market is continuing apace as firms seek to exploit opportunities throughout the region
North Africa is swiftly becoming a hub for investment into the rest of the continent.
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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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.
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.
Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources.