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Africa

Thompson & Knight is one of the few leading international law firms with a presence in Africa. With a deep understanding of the local businesses, culture, and languages, our attorneys have assisted clients in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Libya, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, The Gambia, and Uganda, among numerous others.

Overview

Thompson & Knight is one of the few leading international law firms with a presence in Africa. With a deep understanding of the local businesses, culture, and languages, our attorneys have assisted clients in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Libya, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, The Gambia, and Uganda,

Thompson & Knight is one of only three firms ranked in Algeria for the Corporate/Commercial category in Chambers Global 2018 by Chambers and Partners.

We have represented public and private companies, diplomatic representations, and host governments in a variety of matters in Africa, including with regard to:

  • Oil, gas, and energy projects;
  • Establishment of new entities;
  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestments, and trades;
  • Corporate and securities transactions;
  • Labor and employment counseling;
  • Immigration;
  • International investment;
  • Privatization;
  • Real estate transactions;
  • Project financing;
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of legal contracts and agreements;
  • Tax planning and optimization;
  • Providing legal opinions and due diligence reports;
  • Attending Board and General Assembly meetings of our clients in order to ensure the enforceability of the decisions made and preparing all the documents relating thereto; and
  • Dispute resolution, including mediation, conciliation, and international and domestic arbitration.

Thompson & Knight has long been a believer in the great potential of the African continent, and our longstanding presence in the region is testament to these beliefs.