We have been working in Africa for several decades, bringing together professionals from across the world to advise clients on their inbound, outbound and pan-African investments. Our lawyers are considered trusted advisers with the experience, knowledge and local understanding to navigate complex and challenging business issues. With a dedicated Africa team that stretches across our 45+ offices; including Johannesburg, London, Paris, Dubai, New York and Beijing; we work with our clients and local partners to ensure that we deliver the best possible results and provide the highest quality service.
Our office in Johannesburg provides an excellent platform to assist clients in South Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa. The office comprises over 100 legal professionals, including more than 40 partners and offers the full range of transactional, contentious and non-contentious legal services. This complements our team of over 2,500 lawyers globally.
As a full-service international law firm, we offer a wide range of services for clients with existing operations or an interest in Africa. No matter what stage you are at with your investment plan, Hogan Lovells' experienced team can help you navigate the intricate legal landscapes in order to achieve your business objectives.
We regularly advise on large in-country and cross-border transport, infrastructure and energy projects, multi-party PPP, project financing, complex Islamic financing, and private equity transactions specifically for African investors. For every client and matter, we tailor our advice to respond to the unique situation offering practical legal solutions. Clients appreciate our innovative and award-winning approach that gets results.
Established relationships with leading African law firms
Our strong relationship with leading African law firms is an important aspect of being able to provide a comprehensive legal service to clients. We work regularly with the local lawyers, many for several years, so we know them and they know us, very well. This means we are confident in recommending them to our clients and our close collaboration guarantees the delivery of quick, efficient and excellent quality of work, in keeping with our internationally recognised standard.
Commitment to Africa
We enjoy celebrating African art and culture. Whether sponsoring art exhibitions in Lagos or hosting Marimba musicians, we support initiatives that promote the rich and diverse heritage of the continent.
Our pro bono work draws on the experience of our professionals worldwide to improve the lives of those most in need. Whether by acting on behalf of individual clients, meeting the legal needs of charities and social enterprises, or through policy advocacy, our goal is to tackle injustice on a global scale
It is our great honor to present the trailer for our upcoming film Flip The Switch, a documentary that will be released around the world starting this fall. This documentary captures the shared value partnership between Hogan Lovells and Barefoot College.
This film captures the essential nature of partnerships to realize critical economic and social goals. As partner Adrian Walker says, "You need to work in great partnerships with people doing incredible things."
Partner with us. Host the film. Let's link our networks and yours on behalf of women and girls around the world.
Community Solar Innovation Awards Overall Winner: Village Energy
Village Energy, a Ugandan startup, is a last-mile distributor of customized solar installations that enable productive use of energy (PUE) for businesses, agriculture and institutions. Through PayGo financing, remote monitoring, and on-site servicing through their network of seven rural branches and technicians, they de-risk solar adoption for rural customers, leading to improved livelihoods, job creation, and access to services.
#LightsOn - Winning Solar innovation from Africa
At our inaugural event, we celebrated ingenuity, resourcefulness, and commitment to community when we revealed the ten winners of the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 during the 2018 SEED South Africa Symposium in Pretoria. All of our finalists are a real inspiration and a true testament to how innovative solutions can flourish in the most unlikely environments.
The overall winner was Village Energy in Uganda, which designs and installs customised solar installations for businesses, agriculture and community institutions that lead to improved livelihoods, job creation, and access to services. The company also has a travelling academy, where it trains rural youth and women as solar technicians.
A Call For Celebration As The African Union Turns 55 - Africa Day 2018
This year's Africa Day follows hot on the heels of the success of Marvel Studio's Black Panther, which has grossed over $1,334,929,992 since its initial release in Hollywood in early 2018, becoming one of the highest grossing films ever made.
The blockbuster has succeeded in showcasing the richness of the African culture, while at the same time embracing Africa's diversity. The film encourages pride and celebration of our 'africaness' and shows how important it is for African states to unite in order for the continent to grow and develop.
This is the very ethos on which the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded.