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Africa and the Middle East

Welcome to our Africa and Middle East section. Here you will find information on the latest regional legal headlines and up and coming events, plus detailed information on the jurisdictions we are currently active in.

Register for the ABA Section of International Law 2018 Africa Conference

30 April 2018

This year’s forum will be held in Cape Town on 21-22 May. The focus will be on “Challenging the Perception of Risk in Africa”.

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ILFA Flagship Secondship Programme: Apply now for 2018 legal placements

17 January 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 ILFA Flagship Secondship Programme.

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Celebrating the 2017 ILFA Flagship Programme

11 December 2017

The Law Society hosts the 2017 ILFA Closing Reception.

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IBA Africa Regional Forum 2017

29 November 2017

The Law Society recently participated in the IBA Africa Regional Forum conference in Accra, Ghana.

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African Business Law Firms Association (ABLFA) Annual Conference

Register now for ABLFA’s annual conference in Paris from 3-4 May 2018.

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Doing Legal Business in KenyaSubscription

Our Doing Legal Business series provides a guide for lawyers to working in key international markets.


Doing legal business in MoroccoSubscription

By Lucy Hicks

The latest in our Doing legal business series looks at Morocco.

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    Legal life in... Dubai

    Diana Hamadé, Attorney at Law and Founder of International Advocate Legal Services (IALS), share her experience and views on legal life in the UAE. 

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    Legal life in... Ghana

    Kwadwo Ntrakwah, International Division member and part of our pan-Africa delegation for International Marketplace,  tells us about his legal life in Ghana and the secrets to doing business there.

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    Legal life in... the Commonwealth Lawyers Association

    David Greene, from law firm and International Division member Edwin Coe, shares his views on being an active member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and its forthcoming activities.

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    Legal life in … Nigeria

    Mrs Funke Adekoya SAN is head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group for AELEX. She shares with ‘Legal life …’ her experiences as one of Nigeria’s leading female lawyers, changes to the legal landscape and shares advice for those doing business or visiting Nigeria.

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    Legal Life in... Lagos

    Aderonke Adejugbe, senior associate at Strachan Partners, shares her views about her legal life in Lagos.

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    Legal life in... Ghana

    Elikem Kuenyehia, managing partner at Oxford & Beaumont in Ghana, talks about the Ghanaian legal services market and why his firm set up a London office.

  • Legal life in … Ghana

    In March 2011, commercial litigation solicitor Chris Lane left his City firm to take up a voluntary position with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) based in Accra, Ghana. Chris explains the initiative’s aims highlighting how the CHRI deals with access to justice challenges in Ghana and what UK solicitors can do to help.

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Africa and the Middle East

Join the International Division?

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The International Division is our exclusive membership service which provides law firms, in-house legal teams and legal practitioners with the contacts, tools, profile and latest market intelligence to develop international links and thrive in the global marketplace.

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Your contact for this region is David McNaught

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International Policy Adviser: Africa and the Middle East