The Ivory Coast association of legal consultants has joined the Ivory Coast bar association in voicing its opposition to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s plans to launch an affiliated office in the country.
Simmons & Simmons has hired Paul Bugingo, the former relationship chair of Dentons’ Africa steering commitee, as a partner in its Africa team.
Dentons has confirmed that its former Africa Steering Committee relationship chair Paul Bugingo is leaving the firm to “pursue other interests” in a blow to its ambitions on the continent.
The Ivory Coast Bar Association has opened proceedings against Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe following the firm’s launch of an affiliated office in the country, with plans to go to court if necessary.
A diverse range of law firms are now battling for work in the former French bastion
Africa’s largest firm, ENSafrica, has merged with 11-partner Namibian firm Lorentz Angula, adding another two offices to its network.
North Africa is swiftly becoming a hub for investment into the rest of the continent.
Internationalisation of South Africa’s legal market is continuing apace as firms seek to exploit opportunities throughout the region
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