Johannesburg has become a key hub for local and international banks, development institutions, institutional investors and funds looking at investment and finance opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Their team in South Africa is fully integrated into Allen & Overy’s worldwide network, complementing their wider African capability which includes both their Casablanca office and their global Africa Group comprising over one hundred lawyers worldwide.
Combining the expertise and resources of a global elite law practice with a leading group of senior domestic practitioners, their office in Johannesburg provides their clients with innovative and cost-effective legal solutions wherever they are located. Their team includes lawyers qualified to practise both in South Africa and England & Wales who advise both African homegrown companies and international corporations on opportunities in the banking, finance, energy, infrastructure and mining sectors, both in South Africa and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. Their lawyers have established close working relationships with regulators, government entities, investors, banks and corporates across the region in order to offer their clients optimal support.
Clients benefit from their seamless integration across the firm, where a true spirit of collaboration ensures the sharing of knowledge, information, technology systems, processes and skills. Whatever the transaction or legal issue, they are used to leveraging their resources as one firm to meet their clients’ needs, offering their clients the support and advice needed to succeed in the changing national and global markets.