Linklaters

Dispute Resolution Department

Africa-wide
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What the team is known for Established international firm with an impressive depth of experience in dispute resolution matters across the continent. Renowned for its work in investment disputes, while projects and investigations are also core sources of work. Has noteworthy expertise in the energy, mining, financial services and telecommunications sectors. Acts on significant contentious matters involving states, led by the firm's London, Paris and Lisbon offices.

Strengths Appreciative clients are impressed by the practice: "Linklaters were able to acquire a sound appreciation of the technical, commercial and contractual issues and draw out sound legal merits of the case."

Other sources compliment the team's approach, which "stems from an extensive track record and experience and a deep knowledge of the international arbitral case law compounded by their excellent command of the procedural aspects of legal proceedings."

Notable practitioners

Operating out of London, Matthew Weiniger QC has a strong reputation for his arbitration work across Africa, with sources highlighting in particular his experience in Tanzania. "You always want someone like Matthew on your side," state clients, adding: "He is extremely intelligent, tenacious and determined." He is the global co-head of international arbitration at the firm.

Paris-based Roland Ziadé impresses sources as "a very, very good and very, very accomplished guy." Clients appreciate his "excellent knowledge of the procedural aspects of an arbitration, as well as his broad knowledge of international jurisprudence," with one enthusing: "He's really a rising star in arbitration - or already a star." He is particularly active across North Africa.