Hogan Lovells

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Hugely respected international firm with noteworthy dispute resolution capabilities across an array of anglophone and francophone jurisdictions in Africa. Attracts praise for its expertise in a range of sectors, including financial services, energy and telecommunications, and has acknowledged strength in international investigations, mediation and significant arbitrations. Supports clients in this area from its offices in Johannesburg, London, New York and Paris.

Strengths Sources remark that the firm has "a good public international law offering."

Work highlights Acted for the Libyan Investment Authority, whose interests amount to USD67 billion, on a number of matters relating to disputes over the control of state institutions by the putative governments of Libya.

Represented FM Capital Partners, and its client Libya Africa Investment Portfolio, in an USD80 million English High Court claim against its former CEO relating to mismanagement of the client's investment portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Paris-based Thomas Kendra and London-based Nathan Searle are key contacts in this area.