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Eversheds Sutherland has been advising clients across the African continent for over 30 years. Many of our lawyers have practised in Africa or are of African origin. This experience, coupled with our sector understanding and comprehensive network, makes us perfectly placed to help you establish and grow your business in Africa.

Our strategy is to go further and offer you the advice you need in in the country you operate at the high levels of quality you expect. In addition to our growing offices in key African centres, we are linked to experienced law firms across the continent via the Eversheds Sutherland Africa Alliance (ESAA), covering over 30 countries.

Why work with us?

Anticipating your needs

As many African countries and businesses continue to experience strong growth, there is a need for legal advice that will connect this ambition to the rest of the world. Those aiming to invest in Africa often face the uncertainties that arise in new markets and rapidly changing economies. With a long and successful history in the region we can help you achieve your objectives.

A unique entity

The Eversheds Sutherland Africa Alliance (ESAA) allows member law firms to access training and knowledge sharing programmes while promoting the highest standard of legal service across Africa. The ESAA enables you to keep abreast of legal developments and provides unique access to new thinking and training on the African legal and business landscape. Experienced firms in over 30 countries are members of the ESAA.

Global reach

Our continent-wide service is delivered through our main office hubs across Africa. We are able to service your legal needs in Angola (Luanda), Mauritius (Port Louis), Mozambique (Maputo), South Africa (Johannesburg and Durban) and Tunisia (Tunis).

Leaders in the field

The Eversheds Sutherland Africa Alliance allows us to represent you across Africa. Our award-winning approach means you will have one point of contact, crucial management information at your fingertips and the ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. This approach delivers efficiency, certainty and guaranteed quality legal advice of the highest standard across the continent.

Incomparable coverage

On any given day we are acting in Francophone, Anglophone, Portuguese or Spanish speaking jurisdictions. This gives us broad coverage and key resources to enable us to continue to deliver world class international legal services to our clients.

Who do we work with?

“They have great experience on how to advise on tactical [project finance] matters in very complex situations; having lenders on one side, equity shareholders on the other side, and internal companies within our own group being the client. They understand our perspective. They are very proactive and they anticipate and identify problems 24 hours before the problem has hit our desks.”

Ioana Condacci , Group General Counsel, the Addax & Oryx Group

“We use [Eversheds Sutherland in South Africa] exclusively for all our legal requirements.”

Jeremy Ord , Chairman, Dimension Data Holdings

“As we complete the CoalLab transaction, I want to thank all involved in the Eversheds Sutherland Team, for the incredible support provided throughout the whole process.”

Matthieu Delorme , Cotecna Inspection SA