Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.
Well-known international firm distinguished by the wide coverage of its Africa practice which is aided by DLA Piper Africa, its network of associated firms. Possesses a diverse client base featuring African and international organisations, including investment banks and financial institutions, equity firms and corporations. 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, DLA maintains African offices in Casablanca and Johannesburg.
One commentator was "impressed with the level and quality of service," adding: "It is a real pleasure working with them - the advice is always on point."
Advised Vodacom and Safaricom on the acquisition of the M-Pesa mobile payments service from Vodafone, via a newly created joint venture.
Chris Baird leads the firm's African M&A and private equity practice group from its London office.