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Dentons sets up shop in South Africa through local tie-up

Dentons is opening in South Africa through a tie-up with associated firm KapdiTwala, in a bid to boost its presence in the jurisdiction’s energy sector.

09 Apr 2014 | 15:59 | secure

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Baker & McKenzie scopes out links with top Nigerian firms

Baker & McKenzie has met with six leading firms in Nigeria in recent weeks as part of efforts to cement referral relationships in t...

08 Apr 2014 | 00:32 | secure

Saudi Aramco, Dubai Group and Mastercard lead in-house shortlists for Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards

Saudi Aramco, Dubai Group and Mastercard are among the in-house nominees set to go head-to-head at the third annual Corporate Couns...

02 Apr 2014 | 10:56 | secure

ANALYSIS, OPINION AND INTERVIEWS

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Asian outsourcing on the agenda as HSF's new disputes chief aims to better market practice

Justin D'Agostino will have plenty on his plate when he formally takes over as Herbert Smith Freehills' (HSF) global dispute resolution head on 1 May.

28 Mar 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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All that glitters – the law firms chasing business in a newly resurgent Middle East

Turn the clock back to before the financial crisis and, while Asia was growing in popularity, it was Dubai that law firms were piling into seemingly relentlessly.

21 Mar 2014 | 12:20 | secure

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Shelter from the storm: doing business in the UAE

Foreign investors continue to be drawn to the increasingly investor-friendly environment of the UAE...

18 Mar 2014 | 15:35 | secure

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How to navigate dispute resolution in Africa

Over the last decade investment into Africa from foreign companies, financial institutions and private equity groups has soared, while investment between African countries is also increasing. For those willing and able to seek out its opportunities, A...

26 Feb 2014 | 09:00 | secure

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South Africa M&A overview

A comprehensive round up of the top South African transactions in 2013, featuring mandates for DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Bowman Gilfillan and Clifford Chance.

21 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Eye on Africa: why the continent is set to be an investment hotspot in 2014 and beyond

Africa remains an exciting option for investors with immense opportunities that continue to inspire confidence and which, over time, will drive global growth. Positivity abounds for mergers and acquisitions for 2014 and onwards, with many predicti...

21 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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When in Africa – the dangers of a 'one size fits all' approach to Africa

Running an effective in-house legal team across the vast continent of Africa must be a daunting prospect. Take GE. Its 12-strong sub-Saharan African team is based across four countries. But the multinational's operations span 35 sovereign states, a...

21 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Turning up the heat – South Africa's role as a hub for the wider continent

According to many lawyers in South Africa the vibe at the African Mining Indaba – a practically mandatory event in every major local law firm's calendar – was somewhat reserved this year. It is not hard to see why, when taking into account reduced...

20 Feb 2014 | 09:55 | secure

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Perfect partner – why Mauritius is an attractive international finance centre

Mauritius, long known as the premier platform for inward investment into India, is increasingly used for Africa-related transactions. The current African boom has been well-documented, including impressive rates of growth and rising foreign direct inv...

07 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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The compass points south – how do in-house legal teams in Africa rate their external advisers?

Ian Isdale, group company secretary and general counsel of leading African food and consumer goods company Tiger Brands and immediate past president of the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa, is putting it mildly when he says: "There has be...

31 Jan 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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