Africa Practice

As a global law firm, Latham & Watkins is well-positioned to meet the legal needs of any client doing business in Africa.

Why Latham

Providing an Integrated Approach in the Region

Latham’s Africa Practice has a proven record of success providing practical and innovative legal solutions to clients doing business in Africa. Lawyers in the Africa Practice have worked on large-scale projects in virtually every major country on the continent, leveraging their understanding of the linguistic, cultural, political, and commercial nuances in multiple jurisdictions.

Comprehensive Expertise

Coupled with the ability to tap the firm’s global resources to address the legal aspects of almost any type of issue, the Africa Practice is uniquely positioned to help clients achieve their business goals in an efficient manner. The Africa Practice has advised public, private, and state-owned corporations, multinational companies, governments, financial institutions, developers, joint ventures, and other entities throughout Africa in the following industries:

Key Practice Areas

Latham’s Africa Practice has recognized expertise in:

Taking advantage of its fully integrated global network, Latham delivers outstanding service to clients conducting business anywhere on the African continent. The firm maintains close relationships with many highly regarded local counsel.

Awards & Rankings

  • IJGlobal Names Latham North America Legal Advisor of the Year - March 28, 2018
  • Firm Advises on Six Groundbreaking “Deals of the Year” - June 07, 2016
  • Project Finance Practice Advises on Five "Deals of the Year" - April 04, 2016
  • Project Finance Practice Advises on Three “Deals of the Year” - December 27, 2015
  • TMT Finance Names Latham & Watkins “Legal Adviser of the Year” for MENA - May 18, 2014

Recently awarded the African Transport Deal of the Year at the IJ Global Awards 2017 and Single Deal Advisor – Infrastructure at the Private Equity Africa Awards 2017

Media Coverage

Rising Star: Latham & Watkins' David ZiyambiPrivate Equity Investment in Africa's Oil and Gas Industry - Where to Now?Africa’s Funding Alternative


Latham Advises The Rise Fund on Investment in Airtel Africa’s Mobile Money Business at US$2.65 Billion Valuation Latham Advises on Africa’s Largest Project Financing US$20 Billion Mozambique LNG ProjectLatham & Watkins Advises Interswitch on Strategic Partnership with Visa

Thought Leadership

Nigerian Power Sector: 2016 Investment Opportunities and Challenges Africa's Funding AlternativeAfrica: Insights on Deal Trends in a PE Growth Market