TL 30 March 2015

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Africa has arrived – the signs are in private equity

Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources. But firms with private equity (PE) practices are now starting to consider the continent as a long-term bet. Blackstone and KKR have set up specialist teams, while Permira and Carlyle are also active. The African Private […]

The Lawyer Africa Elite 2015 - Value share of African private equity by fund type

Africa Elite 2015: The new face of private equity in Africa

This year’s Africa Elite reveals the domestic firms and international lawyers leading the continent’s rise. As this executive summary shows, private equity is a growing force Private equity is the story of Africa in 2015. With interest in the continent rocketing in recent years, investment houses are turning their eyes away from South Africa’s developed […]

Mark Shepherd from Paul Hastings

Moves: 30 March 2015

Move of the week Paul Hastings has added real estate partner Mark Shepherd to its London office as a partner. Shepherd joins from DLA Piper , where he was a legal director for nine months. Prior to that, he was at legacy SJ Berwin for 11 years, where his last role was as senior associate. […]

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In-house interview: Bill Mordan, RB

RB’s in-house team no longer have to spend valuable time on commoditised legal work thanks to Bill Mordan’s in-house compliance platform i-Legal While other in-house legal teams struggle with an increasing workload and dwindling resources, RB vice-president and group general counsel Bill Mordan is busy implementing a solution. During his 13-year tenure as the consumer […]

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Africa Elite executive summary: firm profiles

Our essential guide to the top legal outfits south of the Sahara advising on private equity BOTSWANA Collins Newman & Co Founded: 1977 Offices: Gabarone Management: Managing partner Parks Tafa The Botswanan member of the Africa Legal Network, Collins Newman & Co is at the cutting edge of the country’s nascent private equity sector. Under […]

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