South African firm Werksmans has recruited two finance partners from Baker & McKenzie, two years after the duo were among a team that left the firm for Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Eversheds has added 10 more African firms to its swiftly-growing Eversheds Africa Law Institute (EALI), just six months after launching the initiative.
Linklaters’ South African ally Webber Wentzel has made a raft of partner hires to strengthen its oil and gas team, picking up lawyers including Bond Dickinson partner Kenny Paton.
The Africa Legal Network (ALN), an alliance of independent African firms, has moved into west Africa for the first time by adding Nigerian firm G. Elias & Co as a member.
Stephenson Harwood is adding to its Africa expertise by starting a programme of sending associates on secondment to independent firms on the continent.
The Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group (BGAG) has announced a merger with Madagascan firm John W Ffooks & Co as it continues its expansion across sub-Saharan Africa.
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