DLA Piper adds three new member firms to its Africa group
DLA Piper’s Africa group has expanded in northern, southern and eastern Africa with the addition of three new member firms: Algerian firm BL & Associés, Burundi’s Rubeya & Co Advocates and Namibian firm Ellis Shilengudwa.
BL & Associés is run by Algerian-based partner Fatima Zohar Bouchemla and Paris-based partner Mohamed Lanouar and has offices in Algiers. The firm comprises two partners and eight associates, all of whom are admitted to practice in either Algeria or France. The team handles advisory matters including investment law, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, tax and customs law, insurance, construction and real estate as well as criminal, civil and commercial litigation matters.
Established in 2000, Rubeya & Co Advocates is run by commercial lawyer Willy Rubeya. The firm has an eight-strong team of lawyers with particular experience in intellectual property and competition law.
Ellis Shilengudwa is a corporate and commercial Namibian law firm. The firm was established in 1997 and currently comprises four directors and seven associates. It is recognised as one of the most competent corporate and commercial law firms in the country.
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