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DLA Piper LLP

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Band 4Africa-wideGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

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.

Strengths

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."

Work highlights

Advised Vodacom and Safaricom on the acquisition of the M-Pesa mobile payments service from Vodafone, via a newly created joint venture.

Notable practitioners

Chris Baird leads the firm's African M&A and private equity practice group from its London office.

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Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Department

DLA Piper LLP

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160 Aldersgate Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 4HT

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