The Eversheds Africa Law Institute (EALI), an organisation designed to share best practices and promote the highest standards of legal service across Africa, has welcomed five new member law firms at the inaugural EALI Summit in Paris, France.
The new firms — Advocats HK in Benin, Avocats Comores in Comoros, Nbendera and Nkhono in Malawi, K Solutions and Partners in Rwanda and Pardiwalla Twomey Lablanche in the Seychelles — join members from 17 countries (Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and Tunisia) that have already signed up to EALI. This takes the total number of members of the EALI to 23 in 21 countries.
Created as part of the firm’s pan-African strategy, EALI allows member law firms in Africa to access training, secondment and knowledge-sharing programmes for lawyers and clients while fostering commercial opportunities on a regional and international basis.
The first EALI Summit was held in Paris recently, with representatives from member firms attending to network with colleagues and share best practice in areas such as dispute management, inbound investment in to Africa and client relationship management. A number of further activities will be launched for clients and member firms in the coming weeks. The Africa Group and EALI are headed by Boris Martor.