Eversheds joins forces with Knight Turner and announces new office in Durban, South Africa

Eversheds continues to expand its operations in Africa by joining forces with leading Durban-based law firm Knight Turner.

The affiliation will see the independent Durban firm re-brand as Eversheds KZN with a dramatically expanded scope and reach of its product offering, while retaining its reputation for personalised service.

The move follows the formation of Eversheds’ Pan-African strategy, which since 2013 has seen the firm tie up with Mahons Attorneys in South Africa, giving the firm bases in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Louis in Mauritius.

Eversheds was also joined by El Heni in Tunisia, which now practises as Eversheds El Heni in Tunis, and also by Eversheds CWA Morocco, with offices in Casablanca and Tangier. Eversheds now operates eight offices in Africa.

Last year also witnessed the creation of Eversheds African Law Institute (EALI), an organisation designed to share best practices to promote and deliver the highest standards of legal service across Africa.

EALI has since experienced rapid growth and to date has a network of 33 members in 37 offices across 31 African countries. According to the firm, it is the largest platform of legal services across the continent.