Africa

Orrick's Ivory Coast affiliate faces opposition from second professional association

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Ivory Coast association of legal consultants has joined the Ivory Coast bar association in voicing its opposition to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s plans to launch an affiliated office in the country.

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Dentons' Africa star Bugingo snapped up by Simmons & Simmons

12-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has hired Paul Bugingo, the former relationship chair of Dentons’ Africa steering commitee, as a partner in its Africa team.

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Dentons' Africa mastermind Bugingo quits firm

12-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has confirmed that its former Africa Steering Committee relationship chair Paul Bugingo is leaving the firm to “pursue other interests” in a blow to its ambitions on the continent.

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Ivory Coast Bar vows to pursue Orrick for 'breaching' bar rules

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Ivory Coast Bar Association has opened proceedings against Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe following the firm’s launch of an affiliated office in the country, with plans to go to court if necessary.

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The long, hard road to Morocco

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A diverse range of law firms are now battling for work in the former French bastion

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ENSafrica expands into Namibia with 11-partner merger

6-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Africa’s largest firm, ENSafrica, has merged with 11-partner Namibian firm Lorentz Angula, adding another two offices to its network.

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Angola and Mozambique: Dual fuel pipeline

8-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Angola and Mozambique both benefit from oil and gas exploration but their by-product of needing modern and extensive infrastructure is creating new investment sources

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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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Key changes made to COMESA’s merger control rules download subscription

Dentons 13-Nov-2014

On 31 October, the COMESA Competition Commission published its first set of formal guidelines as to its merger notification requirements.

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