Norton Rose expands African presence with Tanzania launch

Norton Rose is expanding its footprint in Africa by launching an office in Tanzania.

Norton Rose had been in Tanzania for a number of years through its association with CRB Africa Legal, but that relationship ended in June.

Norton Rose is now launching its own office in Dar es Salaam. The base will be led by legal director Adam Lovett, who had been on secondment at CRB Africa Legal for the past five years. Lovett will be joined by Angela Mndolwa, who has joined Norton Rose as a partner from Clyde & Co’s associate firm Ako Law, where she was an associate.

The new office will focus on financial institutions, energy, infrastructure and mining, and transport.

Norton Rose already has offices in Africa in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Casablanca. It opened in Casablanca most recently, in July 2011 (28 July 2011).

In a statement, Lovett said: “Tanzania’s location makes it a natural hub for business seeking to invest not only in the abundant mineral, agricultural and energy resources of the East African region, but also the growing market of close to half a million consumers in the land-locked countries of East and Southern Africa that are accessed through Tanzanian ports, road and rail networks.”