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.
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, investors and individuals. We advise on their business interests across Africa, including Corporate and M&A, Real 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, Far East and Russia.
Find out more about our international private client services.
Meet the team
InvestAfrica: Checking in or Checking out? Financing Africa’s Hotels in 2021
The discussion examined the strategies investors and financial institutions can implement to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
Charles Russell Speechlys, Strategic Partners of the Asoko Insight West Africa's Family-Owned Business Report
The report is the most comprehensive study of Family-Owned Businesses throughout West Africa.
Africa Global Funds report on the firm's involvement in advising Daystar Power Group on its Series B investment
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Daystar Power, on its $38m Series B investment from a consortium of investors.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Daystar Power Group on USD $38m Series B investment
Continuing to assist Daystar Power, a leading provider of hybrid solar power solutions to businesses in West Africa.
Jeffrey Lee, Jessica Leung and Jessica Chow write for the ICLG chapter on Hong Kong's private client laws and regulations
The team have contributed to ICLG's cross-border insight into private client work.
FT and Legal Week Recognise the Greece Collaborative Project with Social Responsibility Innovation Awards
An ambitious pro bono project providing assistance to asylum seekers in the Greek Islands wins award.
The impact of COVID-19 on deals across Africa
Adrian Mayer discusses the impact of COVID-19 on deals across Africa in an interview with African Global Funds.
Mauritius within the European Union's AML high-risk third countries list
An action plan has been announced to better enforce and supervise the EU’s rules to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Harborough Limited and management team of GHL Bank Plc on the sale of GHL to First National Bank of Ghana
GHL, in addition to its retail and corporate banking products and services offering is a leading provider of mortgage financing in Ghana.
International Women’s Day 2020 – 8 Women for 8 March
International Women’s Day offers us a great opportunity to celebrate inspirational women and our female colleagues.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Growthpoint Investec African Properties
This is part of GIAP’s strategy to aggregate a quality portfolio of commercial real estate assets across Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises AgDevCo on investment into Rwandan maize producer and on Ugandan joint venture
AgDevCo is a social impact investor and project developer operating exclusively in the agriculture sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Daystar Power Group and founder on $10 million equity stake by Verod Capital Management and Persistent Energy
Daystar Power Group is a pan-African electricity company specialising in the generation of solar energy.
Predator Oil & Gas Holdings Plc issues a convertible loan note to raise £1.5 million
Predator is an oil and gas exploration company.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises fastjet on placing, subscription, open offer & balance sheet restructuring
Charles Russell Speechlys advise fastjet plc, on its placing, subscription, open offer and balance sheet restructuring to issue equity
Charles Russell Speechlys act for Grant Thornton as nominated adviser on the admission of Kropz plc to trading on AIM
AVCA Venture Capital in Africa summit : the challenges faced by African tech ventures
We took part in the inaugural Venture Capital in Africa summit hosted by the African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association in London.
Charles Russell Speechlys shortlisted at the Private Equity Africa Awards 2018
The firm has been shortlisted in the 'Global Legal Advisors' category.
The land of plenty
Once the preserve of banks and large multinationals, Africa is being opened up to private clients through a range of new platforms.