26 Jul 2016

NRF expands in Africa with Kenyan alliance

Norton Rose Fulbright has deepened its footprint in Africa by entering into a strategic alliance with Kenyan law firm Walker Kontos.

John Wollwerth

Nairobi-based Walker Kontos has 18 fee earners, 9 of which are partners. The two firms will collaborate on selected client matters, with a focus on the areas of financial institutions, energy and infrastructure.

Africa presence

Norton Rose Fulbright is building a strong presence in Africa, with offices in Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Casablanca and alliances established in Burundi, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

‘Ambitious growth plans’

Peter Martyr, global chief executive, Norton Rose Fulbright, commented: ‘We have ambitious growth plans for the African continent and East Africa is a key hub for our clients. We see immediate opportunities in Africa in particular across energy, infrastructure and commodities. This alliance marks a significant step forward in fulfilling these ambitions, and will further enhance our global offering.’

The alliance will be formally launched in October 2016.