DLA Piper is a well-known international law firm distinguished by the wide coverage of its Africa network of local law firms - constituting DLA Piper Africa. The firm possesses a diverse client base of African and international organisations, including investment banks and financial institutions, equity firms and corporations. DLA offers a range of corporate services to clients, including counsel on multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, inbound investments and divestitures to international acquirers, with notable standing in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors. In addition to its network, the firm maintains African offices in Casablanca and Johannesburg.
DLA Piper's affiliates in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda provided advice to KCB Group on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Banque Populaire du Rwanda and African Banking Corporation Tanzania.
Chris Baird leads the firm's African M&A and private equity practice group from its London office.