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​​Ashurst in Africa

​An international network with a strong focus on Africa

Ashurst's involvement with Africa dates back more than 110 years when, in 1907, one of our founding fathers, Sir Frank Crisp, drew up the agreements relating to the cutting of one of the largest diamonds in the world, the Cullinan diamond. Our activity in the region has grown rapidly since then and we regard Africa and the corporations and financial institutions who have operations there as a key part of our international practice.

Ashurst's Africa Group today brings together the extensive experience of more than 150 partners and associates across our global network of offices and is focused on servicing our clients' needs across the continent. We have developed in-depth knowledge of the legal systems, business life and cultural subtleties in the region.

Some of our clients active in Africa include ACWA Power, European Investment Bank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Iluka Resources, Newcrest Mining, Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE) of Morocco, Tullow Oil and Woodside Energy.

Established team in the Africa projects space, acting on developments in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. CHAMBERS AFRICA-WIDE, PROJECTS & ENERGY, 2021


As a leading international firm, we are proud to be recognised by clients and industry bodies for our achievements and the contributions we make

  • 2020

    TXF Perfect 10 Deals of the Year

    Cairo Monorail project

  • 2020

    IJGlobal Awards

    African Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year: Cote d'Ivoire Hospital & Medical Units Portfolio

  • 2019

    Structured Retail Products Africa Awards

    Best Law Firm

  • 2019

    Partnership Awards (Europe, the Middle East and Africa)

    Silver Legal Advisor of the Year

  • 2019

    The Times Best Law Firms

    Top firm for Energy and Renewables

  • 2019

    Client Choice Awards

    Best Provider to Mining, Oil & Gas

  • 2021

    Legal 500 Foreign Firms

    Recognised practice in Tunisia

  • 2021

    Legal 500 Foreign Firms

    Recognised practice in Algeria

  • 2021

    Legal 500 Foreign Firms

    Recognised practice in Morocco

  • 2021

    Chambers Africa-wide

    Recognised practice in Projects & Energy

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We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need.



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