DLA Piper bags five African firms

Anglo-US law firm DLA Piper has enhanced its Africa coverage with the addition of five independent law firms to its network.

Africa: economic growth piques law firm interest

The firm now has 11 members in its Africa alliance, all of which have joined within the last 12 months, reports Legal Week.
The latest additions are Rwandan outfit Equity Juris Chambers; Ugandan firm Sebalu & Lule Advocates; Botswana's Minchin & Kelly; Juristconsult Chambers in Mauritius; and Ethiopian firm Mehrteab Leul & Associates.

Economic growth

The firms join existing members Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in South Africa; Ghana's Reindorf Chambers; Chibesakunda & Co in Zambia; Tanzania's Ishengoma Karume Masha & Magai; Egypt’s DLA Matouk Bassiouny; and Iseme Kamau & Maema Advocates in Kenya. Reports suggest DLA are still looking to add more firms to the network to build on rapid economic growth across the continent.
DLA Piper joint chief executive and managing partner Nigel Knowles said the firm is targeting to ‘develop the leading business law practice across the continent’.

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