With more than 30 years of experience in the African market, we leverage our Firm's global footprint to provide first-class legal and commercial advice to foreign multinational investors in Africa, as well as some of Africa's largest domestic companies.
With regional hubs in Cairo, Casablanca and Johannesburg, we offer a presence in Africa that few international law firms can match. Our lawyers advise clients in key growth industry sectors including finance, energy, mining & infrastructure, telecommunications, FMCG and healthcare. We act as transactional and international counsel for clients engaged in major projects, collaborating with colleagues across our global network to provide guidance on inbound and outbound investments.
We have over 200 lawyers that work on Africa matters and we offer a combination of local knowledge and international perspective to help clients minimise risk and focus on business opportunities. Working with our African Relationship Firms to deliver a comprehensive service, we provide clients with the insight they need to overcome their legal, regulatory and market challenges.
We were named "the leading international firm for high value work across Africa" by Acritas. In 2018, we won "International Law Firm of the Year" at the African Legal Awards, becoming the only firm to have won this award three times. We have also been named "Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Team of the Year", "Employment Team of the Year" and "Banking, Finance & Restructuring Team of the Year". Our commitment to CSR in Africa has been recognised through the "CSR, Diversity, Transformation and Economic Empowerment Award".
We are market leaders in energy and infrastructure projects and finance matters in Africa, working on some of the most significant projects across the continent. Our achievements include advising Morocco's state-owned power utility on procuring and developing the country's 850 MW wind farm public-private partnership programme, acting for Angola state-owned oil company Sonangol on its USD 7 billion development of a major oil refinery, advising numerous lenders on Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme projects in South Africa, and advising on numerous projects under the Egyptian Government's Feed-in Tariff (FiT) programme. We have also advised on numerous energy and infrastructure projects across Southern, Eastern, Western and Francophone West Africa.
Our Corporate/M&A group advise clients on major cross-border deals while our litigation, compliance, investigations and tax teams leverage their strong working relationships with regulators and other government officials to protect clients' interests. In 2019, our team advised Impala Platinum Holdings Limited on its proposed acquisition of North American Palladium, a landmark deal.
Our clients doing transactions in Africa are further supported through our range of Africa-focused advisory teams such as Dispute Resolution, Antitrust & Competition, Compliance & Investigations, Employment, IP and International Commercial & Trade. Our Africa Tax Group provide continent-wide advice on tax issues.
No matter the business or legal issue, we provide clients with the guidance and support they need to overcome the challenges of doing business in Africa and achieve their Africa-focused strategies, using our expertise across industry sectors and legal systems to help them pursue opportunities, achieve growth and manage risk in their business.
We are recruiting for 2023 Articles. Our online application link will be active in the next 1-2 weeks. Please keep an eye on our website for details.