Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. With their resource-rich economies set to expand further, African countries are becoming increasingly attractive to German companies as key markets. Consequently, many German firms that operate abroad are currently assessing whether to invest in Africa.

Gleiss Lutz advises clients on the corporate law aspects of their African investments in particular. Compliance is another area in which we provide legal assistance to companies in Africa. In recent years, Gleiss Lutz has conducted various compliance training sessions, particularly for German companies, in numerous African countries.

Gleiss Lutz has established close ties with leading independent law firms throughout the African continent, with excellent contacts and extensive local experience across, in particular, the North African nations and South Africa. This gives us the flexibility to assemble hand-picked teams tailored to our clients’ specific needs whenever required. The extensive expertise and the advantage of close links that Gleiss Lutz offers across Africa are discussed in greater detail below.

Highlight matters Africa

Gleiss Lutz wins case for STRABAG before Berlin Court of Appeal: ICSID (AF) arbitral award against LIBYA declared enforceable Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Curaleaf on the acquisition of a majority stake and a strategic partnership with Four 20 Pharma Mandate
Billion-euro mobile communications infrastructure deal: Gleiss Lutz advises Deutsche Telekom on the sale of its towers business to investment firms Brookfield and DigitalBridge Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Valora on acquisition of Frittenwerk Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Highlight Communications on successful squeeze-out of minority shareholders of Sport1 Medien Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Broncus Holding in connection with IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises ASML on the sale of Berliner Glas Medical and SwissOptic to JENOPTIK AG Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises the shareholders of Hotjar on the sale to Contentsquare Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Schaeffler on the sale of its chain drive business Mandate
Federal Court of Justice grants colour trademark protection to Lindt gold bunny Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises PHOENIX on the acquisition of McKesson’s European business Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Robert Bosch on the carve-out and sale of Bosch Packaging Technology to CVC Capital Partners Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Siemens on its planned acquisition of KACO new energy Mandate
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