We work worldwide

We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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  • Freshfields in Africa

    Our team

    Africa’s economic output has tripled in the past decade and foreign investment is growing. Some African economies are the fastest-growing in the world.

    But there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to doing business here, so we tailor our teams for each opportunity.  Our Africa Group consists of more than 100 lawyers from across the globe and from each of our key practice areas (corporate, dispute resolution, finance, antitrust and regulatory, tax, IP/IT and HR). 

    Our Africa team speaks Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and native languages from across the continent. Many are also qualified to practise in African jurisdictions.

    Our African network

    At Freshfields, we understand Africa’s local regulatory environments and have strong ties with a network of Africa’s best law firms. Combined with our worldwide experience, this means we can advise you across the continent. Our key Africa contacts  will be able to put you in touch with the right team (consisting of lawyers from both Freshfields and the relevant local firm) to provide you with the advice most suited to your needs.

    How we’ll help you

    Freshfields will help you invest in Africa’s most thriving sectors: mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, telecoms, media and technology, consumer products and healthcare.

    We’ll help you protect your intellectual property, navigate complex disputes, manage crises, and overcome labour disputes. We’ll also advise you on state, political and operational risks.

    We’ll advise on financing and capital markets, including acquisition finance, asset finance, energy and infrastructure project finance, structured asset finance and debt and equity securities issues.

    Our sanctions lawyers also follow sanctions law developments and enforcement in all jurisdictions.

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