Africa

Dentons agrees new Ghana relationship after former ally chooses independence

17-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has split up with its Ghanaian ally Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah after a 12-year relationship, forcing the international firm to find a new partner in the West African state.

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Bowman Gilfillan launches in Durban with maritime bolt-on

16-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

South African firm Bowman Gilfillan is strengthening its maritime expertise by merging with Durban shipping boutique Velden Pike Nichols.

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Hogan Lovells snares ENS tax and China specialist

4-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells has made its second South African lateral hire since its launch in the jurisdiction, picking up ENSafrica China group head Ernie Lai King.

Kenya

Liberalisation kicks off in Kenya

24-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

 Kenya could be the next big target for international firms wanting to grow in Africa.

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Kenya's Hamilton Harrison and Oraro & Co to merge

24-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Kenyan firms Hamilton Harrison & Matthews (HHM) and Oraro & Company have announced they are to merge, pending regulatory approval.

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Skadden picks up new client via Mota-Engil Africa LSE listing

19-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Linklaters have scooped key roles advising on industrial conglomerate Mota-Engil Africa’s proposed IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

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Africa Analysis

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East Africa: Triumvirate of power

23-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

East Africa is a buoyant and increasingly integrated region, with oil and gas driving its future. Meanwhile, a liberalised legal market is emerging

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Nigeria: Crowned glory

16-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

A rebasing has elevated Nigeria as the top African economy and brought to light new business potential

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Africa Briefings

South Africa — amendment to the Development Bank of Southern Africa Act download subscription

Eversheds 23-Jul-2014

The Development Bank of Southern Africa was created for accelerating sustainable socio-economic development and improving quality of life.

Africa Opinion

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Libya sets out pathway to democracy

5-Sep-2011

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

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23-Apr-2009

A personal account of South Africa’s 4th Democratic Election Johannesburg

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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