Legal services for clients and investors in Africa
Many African countries are experiencing strong growth both through organic growth and external investment and African organisations are becoming ever more ambitious in their outlook. Many of our clients tell us that they find doing business in Africa to be complicated, but how can you make the most of this continent of opportunity?
What we do for our clients
Having great lawyers who understand the legal landscape is essential. Over the last decade, the Eversheds Africa Group has advised clients in every African jurisdiction using local lawyers who intimately understand the national legislation and culture. We offer a solid network of legal experts in over 50 countries. Most of our lawyers in the group have practised in Africa or are of African origin. They are working day to day, taking into account specific environment, risks and constraints. That means you get guaranteed quality and tailor-made legal service, access to global relationships, in addition to local commitment.
Our experts, who are based in major cities across the world and work with our cooperation offices in Morocco and best friends across the continent, set the standard for African legal advice. On any given day we are acting in at least 20 states and are at home in Francophone, Anglophone, Spanish or Portuguese speaking jurisdictions.
For you it means a single point of contact for everything you need in Africa, from investments to contentious work. We will help protect your interests, keeping you informed about legal developments, using our knowledge and experience to solve your problems, make deals happen, and ensure success. We have the ability to project manage across multiple countries and provide multidisciplinary legal solutions on the ground, when and where you need us.
An innovative service
What really sets Eversheds apart is the fact that we are the only global law firm that can represent you across all African countries. We do this through an approach that means you are always in control of what is being done on your behalf and how it much it will cost. Wherever you do business, we ensure that you receive the same quality of advice and guidance. You will only need to deal with one contact rather than a number of different firms. That contact will be hands on, fully in touch with your business needs, and someone who goes beyond project management to deliver exactly what you need. Together we can help you to tame the challenges of Africa.
Examples of our clients
Our wide-ranging client base includes companies from all our sectors including: infrastructure and project finance, energy (oil and gas, mining, natural resources and clean energy), health, transport and financial services and government in areas such as dispute resolution and institutional reforms. Examples of our clients include:
- FMC Technologies
- African Development Bank
- International Finance Corporation (World Bank).
"I would recommend this team, especially for oil and gas matters. It is also one of the friendliest firms that I've worked with."
Chambers Global 2012
"This firm is most renowned for its PPP work and dedicated Africa practice. The firm is active across many jurisdictions and has an office in Johannesburg. Boris Martor, head of the Africa practice, is commended as ‘a dynamic deal maker and very skilled in negotiations'."
Chambers Global 2012
"Eversheds is particularly active in Algeria, Cameroon, Senegal and Mali, and covers a variety of industries. Boris Martor works extensively on projects throughout the French-speaking jurisdictions and is a prominent figure in African infrastructure matters, and is well versed in handling governmental parties thanks to his ‘excellent knowledge of public law'."
Chambers Global 2011