Simmons & Simmons has been operating in Africa for over 20 years.
We advise on a huge variety of projects, including mining and natural resources; energy and infrastructure projects; telecoms and corporate deals; as well as finance and project finance transactions and disputes.
Our Africa practice spans our entire network across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. A core of experienced lawyers working from many of our international offices allows coverage of Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone countries across the continent, meaning that language barriers are overcome with ease.
We have an alliance for Africa work with international firm Fasken Martineau, which has an office in Johannesburg. This collaboration enhances the strength of our two firms’ international offerings and provides clients with immediate access to leading Africa practices with recognised expertise across multiple sectors including Energy & Infrastructure and natural resources.
Recently, we have signed non-exclusive alliance agreements with Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) in Uganda, KSK Société d’Avocats (KSK) in Côte d’Ivoire, and also have associations in Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Sao Tome & Principe*. This gives us a footprint in eight jurisdictions in Africa and a strong boost to our offering on the continent.
The strength of our African practice is shown by the fact we regularly advise some of Africa’s largest companies both for their investments and operations in Africa and off-shore. Our experience allows us to offer our clients an in-depth understanding of local and regional issues and to help them overcome specific jurisdictional challenges.
*For further information about our alliances in Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Sao Tome & Principe, please contact one of our key contacts listed.