Africa is quietly becoming the top investment destination for businesses. With its exploding population and growing middle class, mixed with accelerated economic growth in many countries on the continent, consumer demand in Africa is skyrocketing.

The opportunity for businesses is clear and it is important to ensure you have experienced and competent legal advisors who can help you to navigate the African legal landscape effectively, whether you are entering the African market for the first time or are expanding existing operations into new markets.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner's team of Africa specialists is able to offer businesses and investors legal services across a number of disciplines, including:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Equity and Debt Capital Markets
  • Finance
  • Information Technology and Outsourcing
  • M&A
  • Project Finance and Development
  • Real Estate, Hotels and Leisure


The availability of lawyers when you have a large project or dispute on the go is key to success. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner's Africa experts are spread across a number of strategic locations around the globe to ensure round the clock support when clients need it most.

Proximity, historic trade relations and emerging political and economic ties make Dubai a natural gateway for in and outbound investment related to Africa, and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is perfectly placed to help clients make the most of these opportunities through our expanded Africa team in Dubai complementing our existing teams in London and Asia.

Working closely with our network of preferred firms in Africa, many of whom we have been working with successfully for years, we are able to combine an intimate local knowledge of the very different markets in Africa with the expertise of an international law firm to great effect, ensuring our clients receive the best possible legal advice to help make their project a success.