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Access Bank

Access Bank Nigeria has been one of the most active acquirers in the African financial sector. Among its recent deals, the bank launched an initial public offering for its Ghanaian subsidiary, worth around $26m, with the aim of allowing it to become self-sufficient over the next few years. In October 2016, Access Bank became the …

Actis

Balancing commercial risks with potential gains is a challenge for many legal teams in the investment sector, but the team at Actis – a leading growth markets investor with a strong presence in a number of African countries – has the added pressure to invest responsibly. Led by general counsel and Africa expert Paul Owers, …

AFGRI

AFGRI is a leading South African agricultural products and processing company that offers a wide range of products and services to farmers, producers and manufacturers. The legal team, headed by Pieter Badenhorst as director of legal, risk and compliance, focuses on providing in-house support for high value M&A, banking and finance transactions that have previously …

African Development Bank

Led by general counsel Hélène N’Garnim-Ganga, the legal team at African Development Bank is made up of experts that each bring a unique talent. Founded in 1964 to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries, African Development Bank boasts a team to reflect and represent its vision for progression throughout the …

AfricInvest

Founded in 1994 and part of Integra Group, AfricInvest is an investment and financial services company that operates in Tunisia. As one of the most experienced investment businesses on the African continent, the firm is uniquely positioned to provide high quality services in both North and Sub-Saharan Africa. The small, but highly experienced legal function …

Anglo American South Africa

Earlier this year, in the face of weak commodity prices and a slowdown in China, mining giant Anglo American announced that it would undergo a radical restructuring, cutting more than half its staff and disposing of a large number of assets. In the context of a substantial reduction in headcount across the board and a …

Anglogold Ashanti

Formed in 2004 via a merger between AngloGold and Ashanti Goldfields, AngloGold Ashanti is one of the ten largest gold producers in the world. Operating in a highly scrutinised and volatile industry, the legal function’s risk management work has been recognised as a major contribution to the company. The team has also played a big …

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited

Led by award winning Group Legal Officer & Group Compliance Officer Kurt Drieselmann, Aspen Pharmacare Holding Limited’s legal team in 10 jurisdictions, consists of approximately 30 professionals and 20 support team employees. Driving the Group’s initiatives from the headquarters in Durban, South Africa, a key area of focus of Aspen’s legal team in the region …

Baker Hughes

US-based industrial services company Baker Hughes has been one of the leading oil field service providers in Africa for the past 50 years and now employs around 2,500 staff across the continent. The company’s main areas of operation are Libya, Nigeria and Algeria, though it also has a significant presence in Sub-Saharan Africa stretching from …

Barclays Bank of Kenya

The sale of part of Barclays’ stake in its South Africa-based Barclays Africa Group earlier this year has accelerated the pace of change many of its banks are facing in the region. These changes have been particularly sharply felt in Kenya, where the last two years have introduced challenging circumstances at the bank. At Barclays …

Barclays Investment Bank

Head of emerging markets legal Amol Prabhu leads the interaction of Barclays Investment Banking with its Barclays Africa franchise. This involves extensive co-ordination and collaboration with multiple legal teams comprising over 100 lawyers and operating in 14 countries across the African continent. Working with Charles Wheeler (general counsel, Barclays Africa) and Lele Modise (general counsel, …

Barloworld

Barloworld has been involved in a large number of businesses in the course of its more than 100 years in the African market, including manufacturing and mining, but has in recent years developed into a brand management company with equipment, automotive, logistics and handling subsidiaries. Barloworld Transport and Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa made acquisitions in …

British American Tobacco

Operating in the country since 1904, British American Tobacco (BAT) South Africa employs over 1,800 staff and has achieved the exclusive Top Employers South Africa 2016 certification for the past seven years. Supporting and contributing to this internal strength, the legal team bring innumerable skills to the table. BAT is one of the leading and …

Chevron Nigeria

The activities of Chevron Nigeria, a subsidiary of American multinational energy company, are supported by a legal team headed by Ned Mojuetan, a well-recognised lawyer in Nigeria with 20 years’ in-house experience working for the company. The Nigerian team has a positive reputation for its ever increasing ability to utilise strategic thinking, to be innovative …

Citibank

Citibank in Egypt has undergone major changes to its business strategy over the past few years. The parent company decided to take the major step of ending its retail banking services in favour of institutionalised corporate clients. Naturally, this has meant a great deal of work for the company’s legal team, led by highly rated …

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