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Dentons ties up with South African associate firm to launch in Cape Town

9-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is tying up with South African associate firm KapdiTwala to launch its own offices in South Africa.


African in-house market set for rapid expansion, predict GCs

2-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

In-house counsel in African companies are quickly gaining prominence and control over their businesses’ legal function, The Lawyer research has shown.

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Eversheds beefs up Africa presence with Morocco bases

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Eversheds is formalising a three-year cooperation agreement to launch two offices in Morocco.

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Global business firms lead the international pack in African relationships

28-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The largest global business firms, such as Baker & McKenzie, Dentons, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Norton Rose Fulbright, have the deepest relationships with African independents, research by The Lawyer has indicated.

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Vieira de Almeida finds new Mozambican ally

26-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) has forged a new alliance in Mozambique, teaming up with local firm SCAN – Advogados e Consultores.


Clifford Chance drops as A&O soars in project finance global rankings

19-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance has toppled six spaces in this year’s global project finance rankings as Allen & Overy (A&O) rises to pole position with $94.9bn worth of deals.

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Overview: The business case

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A dynamic new generation of sub-Saharan lawyers is helping to guide the continent towards economic expansion


South Africa: Down and clout

31-Mar-2014 | By Margaret Taylor, Joanne Harris

South Africa’s status as the biggest and most developed legal market in the continent means it is still the destination of choice for foreign tie-ups

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Hogan Lovells 11-Apr-2014

The City of Johannesburg has published the fourth draft Safety Measures for Private Swimming Pools By-laws for public comment. 

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Libya sets out pathway to democracy


The Libyan transitional constitution is a giant step forward, say Philip Wood and Camille Astier


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White & Case’s canny African move could prove a catalyst

13 April 2009 | By Margaret Taylor

WHITE & Case’s decision to deploy a number of London-based lawyers in Africa is a useful way of dealing with some of its issues in the City, but it is also a good strategy in a wider context.

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