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Africa – A Continent on the Brink of Economic Success

Africa has a great potential. The proximity to the European markets, the abundance of natural resources and the population growth render the continent an attractive target for investors. The daily newspaper Die Welt is not the only one to speak of an "Economic miracle, made in Africa". Consultants predict an "Africa boom" so that Der Spiegel and the Financial Times Deutschland acknowledge "Africa makes up ground in economic growth ".

Anyone intending to enter African markets needs a competent and comprehensively networked representation of interests on location. CMS Hasche Sigle offers the required expertise. We have been active in Africa for many years and have an in-depth knowledge of the local conditions in many African regions and maintain good contacts with local institutions.

We give advice in German, English and French. In this context we use the expertise of more than 2,800 lawyers within the CMS organisation which includes offices in Algiers and Casablanca, and cooperate with a continent-wide network of major African partner firms. This enables us to provide comprehensive legal services in regional as well as cross-border projects.

Our consultation comprises all issues relating to commercial law and is rendered in accordance with the international standards expected by globally operating investors. We pro-vide teams of experts for all sectors of industry who support our clients from the initial idea to entrepreneurial success.

What others say about us

  • "I like the firm. It has a good reputation and we want to be associated with good strong brands. CMS is very professionally run."
    (Leading African Bank)
  • "CMS is a strong all-round performer, with an industry-focused approach."
    (The Legal 500)


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Dr. Gerd Leutner
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Dorothée Janzen, LL.M. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
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Prof. Dr. Gordian N Hasselblatt, LL.M. (McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento/CA)
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Prof. Dr. Winfried Bullinger
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