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Africa

Africa offers you world-class business opportunities across several key sectors. Benefitting from these new opportunities requires guidance through the diverse challenges of this vast continent. For over 50 years, CMS’s lawyers have developed a track record of significant deals in Africa. This means we know the legal systems, the economies and the professionals on the ground.

Our specialist Africa group includes multi-disciplinary teams from offices in France, Portugal, the UK and Germany. This deep knowledge and experience are strengthened by our offices on the ground in Casablanca, Algiers and Luanda as well as our network of relationship and associate firms across the continent.

CMS has over 4,500 lawyers working in more than 40 countries worldwide. Our Africa practice utilises the experience of this global coverage to advise on African matters with local clients and international clients who wish to invest in the region. The diverse approach comes from our position as one of the largest law firms worldwide. This means we are able to cover your needs across the whole continent.

CMS can provide you with advice on local laws across most jurisdictions as well as pan-African laws and structures such as OHADA, WAEMU and CEMAC. Our Paris, Algiers and Casablanca teams specialise in Francophone advice across North and West Africa. From Luanda and Lisbon, our lawyers focus on Lusophone Africa and in our other offices we assist major investors and developers with their African portfolios. This approach combines local and sector expertise as required.

Our Africa practice has a deep understanding of the key financial and economic shifts in the region. This includes the emergence of agriculture and agribusiness, consumer goods, services and telecommunications and infrastructure development and operation as key growth areas for the continent. Our market-leading energy, infrastructure and natural resources practice led from London gives us significant insight into the development of the energy, oil and gas and mining sectors in Africa.

Contact us via our online form or give us a call if you are seeking experienced legal experts to help you successfully grow and expand your business interests in Africa.

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