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Eversheds Africa Law Institute (EALI)

Aware of the emerging issues and new challenges in Africa, Eversheds Sutherland decided to create in 2013 an innovative platform for sharing best practice and promoting the highest standards of legal service across Africa. The Eversheds Africa Law Institute (EALI) is a unique entity that provides member law firms in Africa with access to training, knowledge sharing programmes and commercial opportunities on a regional and international basis. By Coordinating and sharing experiences legal between Eversheds Sutherland and EALI and between EALI members alike, we are able to provide clients and contacts the top legal services, wherever they do business.

Over 37 offices across Africa

Why work with us ?

Unrivalled benefits to EALI members

More than just sharing knowledge via our Extranet platform, the EALI network aims to organise secondments in Eversheds Sutherland offices for African lawyers and in participating law firms for Eversheds Sutherland lawyers.

Clients at the very heart of the strategy

For clients, It means being informed of any new legal areas developments significant to their business. our EALI network provides tailored training via cyber seminars and webinars.

A step ahead on the market

Each month, we publish and send a newsletter to targeted clients and contacts, detailing the key points of doing business in Africa to which all member firms can contribute. We have also published our annual report on the key legal developments in Africa, to which members have participated.

Legal experts across Africa

For clients, it means access to the combined knowledge of firms in over 35 countries across the continent. EALI helps clients to keep abreast of legal developments and enables us to continue to deliver world class international legal services wherever they do business.

91% of clients would recommend us

Algeria Angola Benin Burkina Faso
Cameroon Cape Verde Chad Comoros
Djibouti Egypt Ethiopia Ghana
Ivory Coast Liberia Kenya Madagascar
Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius – Eversheds Sutherland
Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger
Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Seychelles
Sierra Leone South Africa – Eversheds Sutherland Sudan Tanzania
Togo Tunisia – Eversheds Sutherland El Heni Uganda Zimbabwe

“When we decided to pull our existing best friends together into the EALI, a big part of the rationale was to make them feel that they were part of something. It is not all about Eversheds Sutherland: we are creating an African family with shared interests. In this, we have had an extraordinary response” Boris Martor, Eversheds Sutherland, Head of the Africa Group

“The whole idea of EALI is a fantastic one – Member numbers have grown significantly over the last year and that is a pointer to what is in store. The important thing is to spread information and opportunities amongst EALI members“.

“The biggest advantage is the sharing of knowledge between members, which is very important, but there is also an opportunity to get and give referrals from and to other lawyers across Africa.” Hyacinthe Fansi, Avocat, Ngassam,Fansi & Mouafo, Cameroon EALI member

“For us the advantages of joining Eversheds Sutherland were clear – it was the chance to be part of a big, high quality global network, which some of our clients increasingly need.” Andrew Turner, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland, South Africa

Boris Martor
Partner and head of the Eversheds Sutherland Africa Group
+33 1 55 73 41 53
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Map showing EALI locations
Map showing EALI locations