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African Development Bank backs new pan-continent business lawyers association

14-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The African Development Bank (ABD) has facilitated the formation of a new association of independent African firms designed to inform regulators and promote the development of the profession across the continent.

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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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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

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Djibouti: judge rules Gibson Dunn partner Gray 'deliberately misled court' with falsified evidence

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has been found to have deliberately misled the High Court by submitting incorrectly dated evidence in a 2013 case between the Republic of Djibouti and one of its wealthiest citizens, Abdourahman Boreh.

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Eversheds and Norton Rose Fulbright ramp up in Africa with local alliances

25-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds and Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) have both expanded their reach in Africa this week with the firms signing strategic alliances in South Africa, and Uganda and Zimbabwe respectively.

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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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Africa Briefings

First credit bureaux established in West African Monetary Union states download subscription

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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.

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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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