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Linklaters in Africa


Linklaters has been deeply involved in Africa for over 50 years, working on numerous landmark transactions, and building vital business connections in every African country.

From our European offices including in London, Paris and Lisbon, with direct links to Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa, as well as our Asia offices and practices (principally China, India, Korea, Singapore and Japan), the Americas (US and Brazil) and the Middle East, we have a proven track record of supporting our clients in achieving their Africa-focused strategies.

Africa by numbers

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50 years of experience in Africa; working in every African jurisdiction
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Over 200 live matters in Africa, worked on in 28 of our 31 offices
Over 620 lawyers with substantial recent Africa experience
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US$100bn worth of deals in the past 5 years
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More rankings and more tier 1 rankings in Chambers than any other firm

Our offering in Africa

Pan-African footprint

Unique in Africa - we are the only law firm with comprehensive Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone capabilities. This is crucial for clients, as understanding local customs, insights and intricacies is key when working on African matters.

Our collaborative alliance with Webber Wentzel builds on the longstanding and deep rooted relationship between the firms. We work seamlessly together to provide clients with an integrated, fit for purpose offering.

Across Africa, we have longstanding relationships with the best local firms. We work regularly as international counsel, alongside local counsel, on the largest and most innovative transactions across the whole of Africa.

Capturing investment flows

Our Africa practice comprises leading lawyers from our offices worldwide, allowing us to support investment flows into Africa from key trading partners in Asia (such as China, Japan and Korea), the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

For each matter, we put together the most appropriate team from across our network, and we work in a co-ordinated way to provide our clients with the seamless services that they expect in order to complete their transactions across the continent.

Our Leading Deals

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