Increasing urbanisation in Africa, a growing middle class and more disposable income is creating new hotspots and market opportunities.

Investors need to be more precise and thoughtful about what they want to invest in, whether it is a specific sector, country or region.

We recognise that the political and regulatory environment can often be a barrier to growing companies. We have experience of advising in numerous African jurisdictions and can assist you with your transactions and investment activity, as well as fund formation and capital raising.

Our team understands investment in to Africa. We’re here to help you navigate the opportunities and challenges of some of the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic economies.

Our clients include local and international corporates, institutions, asset managers, investors and individuals. We advise on their business interests across Africa, including Corporate and M&A, Investment FundsReal Estate and Construction, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Private Client services.

The team includes lawyers in our London, European and Middle Eastern offices, many of whom have lived and worked in Africa. We provide a multi-disciplinary approach backed by a deep understanding of the key growth sectors on the continent.

We’ve built strong relationships with some of Africa’s leading law firms and professional advisers to provide ‘on the ground’ advice if you need local support. We regularly partner with them on events and insights to ensure our clients are up-to-date on the issues that affect them.

Our international private client expertise

The world is getting smaller as families become increasingly international, with assets in multiple jurisdictions. Such families and individuals require specialist advice on the structuring of their affairs.

The International Private Client team at Charles Russell Speechlys' specialise in advising internationally mobile high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients. We have particular expertise in advising clients who have connections to Africa, the US, Middle East and the Far East.

Find out more about our international private client services.

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Our Africa Experience

We can help you navigate the challenges of doing business and managing complex matters across borders.

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Asoko Insight West Africa's Family-Owned Business Report

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