Global law firm expands operations in Africa

DLA Piper Africa has announced its continued expansion across Africa with the addition of Tunisian firm, El Ajeri Lawyers, based in Tunis, and Senegalese firm, GENI & KEBE, based in Dakar.

These additions provide increased coverage in Francophone Africa, the Maghreb region and sub-Saharan Africa.

The announcement follows the recent news that the Nigerian firm, Olajide Oyewole, based in Lagos, has joined DLA Piper Africa.

The joining of these three firms further supports DLA Piper Africa’s efforts to provide its clients with true depth in and coverage of Africa through its leading presence in nineteen African countries.

Founded in 1912, GENI & KEBE is one of the oldest law firms in sub-Saharan francophone Africa.

Led by Mouhamed Kebe, the firm’s 27 practitioners (lawyers and jurists) originating from Northern, Western and Central Africa, the United States, Europe and Australia, provide legal services to clients across the full spectrum of commercial law, in both advisory and litigation, as well as arbitration. Working in Senegal, and across sub-Saharan francophone Africa, through GENI & KEBE’s collaboration with affiliated offices, the firm has the ability to serve clients across the OHADA zone.

El Ajeri Lawyers is a full service business law firm, founded in 2000 by Mohamed Lotfi El Ajeri.

The firm has 10 lawyers working across 8 sectors, including manufacturing, IT, transport & logistics, energy, media, trade, banking & insurance and government contracts, capable of assisting clients in both advisory services and dispute resolution, most notably arbitration.

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