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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.


Dubai introduces new Continuing Legal Professional Development programme

20 October 2015

The Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department has introduced a Continuing Legal Professional Development (CLPD) programme to legal consultants authorised to practise through a licensed firm in the Emirate of Dubai.

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Exploring Iran event - 29 September

21 August 2017

Join us for a seminar on “Exploring Iran”.

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QLTS: Sierra Leone now recognised

27 June 2017

Sierra Leone has been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme.

Syria: A complex scenario for the legal profession, with a very small glimmer of hope?

13 April 2017By Lizzette Robleto de Howarth

Read our blog on the Law Society’s work in support of the legal profession in Syria. 

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The ILFA 2016 Experience

1 February 2017

Ian Mutibwa shares his experience of being a secondee in the 2016 ILFA programme.

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Upcoming seminar: VAT in the GCC - Issues for lawyers to consider

The Omani-British Lawyers Association (OBLA) is hosting a seminar on the introduction of VAT in the GCC.

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Business Council for Africa announces The Annual Debate 2017

The Business Council for Africa’s flagship event, The Annual Debate returns next March for its third edition.

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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

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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 contacts for this region are Elspeth Macdonald and David McNaught


International Policy Adviser: Africa and the Middle East

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International Policy Assistant: Americas, Africa and the Middle East