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​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 practice 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 practice 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.

Very commercial … with "an unrivalled knowledge of the African market". LEGAL 500, 2018

Our Expertise

  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Private Equity
  • Project Finance
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities
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As a leading international firm, we are proud to be recognised by clients and industry bodies for our achievements and the contributions we make

  • 2017

    LegalCommunity Energy Awards

    Law Firm of the Year: Renewables

  • 2016


    Africa M&A Deal of the Year (Sierra Rutile)

  • 2015

    Asian-MENA Counsel

    Deal of the Year (Noor II and Noor III CSP IPPs)

  • 2017

    Leaders League, Décideurs Juridiques

    Leading for M&A and Corporate and Excellent for Oil & Gas and Mining, Natural Resources and Renewables

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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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