Clyde & Co has been active across the continent for over two decades, helping businesses meet the legal, regulatory and commercial requirements associated with investing and operating in Africa.






Legal Professionals


Total staff

Jurisdiction-specific advice across the continent

Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms operating on the continent, with over 120 lawyers helping clients to enter and operate in Africa.

We have been active in the region for over 20 years, advising on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions that include some of the continent’s largest infrastructure and energy projects. Our experience extends to more than 50 different African markets across South, West, East, Central and North Africa.

We are also recognised as Africa’s leading international insurance law firm.

Working across our five Africa offices and other Africa desks in Dubai, London and Paris, our teams offer local and cross-border legal services in the most commonly used business languages (including Swahili, Bemba, French, Arabic and Portuguese), with dedicated specialists for Francophone and Lusophone markets.

Our unique offering also allows us to deploy internationally qualified lawyers to work "on-the-ground" alongside local lawyers within the same team.

Where required, our lawyers work closely with known and trusted local counsel to offer unsurpassed knowledge of each country's legal environment. This network of relationships means we have designated legal representatives or corresponding counsel who can give jurisdiction-specific advice across most of the continent.

We understand the issues associated with operating or investing in Africa and tailor our advice to support the needs and objectives of every business we serve. 


Delivering client-focused service and advice, where and when you need it.

Our lawyers know what's happening in local markets and commercial sectors, enabling them to provide the tailored legal services you require.

Meet our Africa team