ENSafrica merges with Ghana firm Oxford & Beaumont

26-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

South African firm ENSafrica has merged with Ghana’s Oxford & Beaumont to form ENSafrica Ghana, its seventh African jurisdiction.


Bakers launches South Africa employment practice with Cliffe Dekker hire

12-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Baker & McKenzie has launched a South African employment practice with the hire of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s director of employment, Johan Botes.


Former GTM restructuring head Norley joins Bowman Gilfillan turnaround group

3-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Former Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM) restructuring head Lyndon Norley has moved to South Africa to join Bowman Gilfillan’s new dedicated restructuring group.

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HSF and the challenges of building a francophone Africa practice from Jo'burg

28-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Last week Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) announced it was joining the growing number of international firms with an office on the ground in South Africa.


Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr beefs up finance offering with Norton Rose Fulbright hires

22-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, DLA Piper’s former South African ally, has added six new partners in its finance and employment teams including three banking directors from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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Herbert Smith Freehills joins rush to South Africa with new Johannesburg office

20-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has hired two partners from Linklaters’ South African ally Webber Wentzel to launch an office in Johannesburg.

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Angola/Mozambique: from Asia with cash


Angola and Mozambique are developing fast in a variety of practice areas and industry sectors, as Asian investors set the pace.

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Elections threaten to tarnish East Africa’s investment potential


Foreign investors are being drawn in, but an upcoming election brings uncertainty

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Saudi Qualified Foreign Investors regime unveiled download subscription

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Opportunities for European and US asset managers, depositaries and custodians. 

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Africa has arrived – the signs are in private equity


Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources.

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