LONDON and NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SNR Denton announced today that it has doubled the size of its Africa network as 10 new associate firms join, giving the firm the largest footprint of any international law firm on the continent. The firm will now have a presence in 21 countries in Africa.
"Africa is composed of a wide range of dynamic and emerging markets, jurisdictions in which we have been involved with for over 20 years," said Chief Executives Elliott I. Portnoy and Howard Morris. "Our association with these 10 firms is the next step in our strategy to better position our clients for the increasing levels of investment within Africa."
With these news associations, SNR Denton's network of associate firms covers Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia and Sao Tome e Principe. Additionally, the new associations will include an association with the Portuguese firm, F. Castelo Branco & Associados -- Sociedade de Advogados (FCB & A), which will bring five of that firm's Africa offices and associate offices into SNR Denton's Africa network.
"This significant expansion takes SNR Denton into countries where our clients operate, or are looking to expand, and we will be able to provide them with the best local legal expertise in those countries," said Paul Bugingo, Jeff Krilla and Geoffrey Wynne, the heads of SNR Denton's Africa Committee. "We have been working with most of the new associate firms for some years now and this just formalizes these well-established and long working relationships with these firms."
The new associations build upon SNR Denton's longstanding commitment to developing business opportunities for clients in Africa and clients around the globe with interests in the continent. SNR Denton provides a full range of services to African businesses, governments, and institutions on both inbound and outbound investment opportunities; energy, transport, and infrastructure matters; telecommunications; public private partnerships; and market access, trade regulations, and corporate social responsibility.
In addition to the SNR Denton office in Cairo, our associated firms in Africa are located in:
- Cape Town
- Cape Verde
- Dar es Salaam
- Guinea Bissau
- Sao Tome e Principe
SNR Denton has received a number of awards and accolades as a result of its African focused practices, including being named the Best Law Firm In Africa (third consecutive year) and Best Pan-African Law Firm by emeafinance magazine.
About SNR Denton
SNR Denton is a client-focused international legal practice delivering quality and value. We serve clients in key business and financial centers from 59 locations in 42 countries, through offices, associate firms and special alliances across the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, Asia Pacific and Africa, making us a top 25 legal services provider by lawyers and professionals worldwide. Joining the complementary top tier practices of its founding firms -- Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP and Denton Wilde Sapte LLP -- SNR Denton offers business, government and institutional clients premier service and a disciplined focus to meet evolving needs in eight key industry sectors: Energy, Transport and Infrastructure; Financial Institutions and Funds; Government; Health and Life Sciences; Insurance; Manufacturing; Real Estate, Retail and Hotels; and Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Please see snrdenton.com for more information and Legal Notices.
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