Author: REBECCA DONOVAN

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that we have maintained our top tier rankings in five Africa-wide practice areas in the new edition of Chambers Global 2020:

  • Africa-wide: Projects & Energy (for the 12th consecutive year)
  • Africa-wide: Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals (for the 9th consecutive year)
  • Africa-wide: Dispute Resolution (for the 7th consecutive year)
  • Africa-wide: Corporate/Commercial – OHADA Specialists (for the 5th consecutive year)
  • Africa-wide: TMT (for the 5th consecutive year)

Six HSF partners are individually ranked for Africa-wide Projects & Energy, more than any other law firm, and a several of our lawyers are also singled out for their expertise in relation to Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gabon and the DRC.

Clients appreciate the firm’s “attention to detail and pragmatic advice. They have an excellent knowledge of market practice for power project agreements in West Africa.”

One client added: “It was very effective and very much client-oriented legal advice that takes into account our practical needs.”

One client enthuses about the firm’s activity in sub-Saharan Africa: “One of the firms we like to work with whenever there is a capital raise or a transaction that involves various exchanges and countries.”

Sources endorse the firm for its “team of very good quality” who are “well known for its expertise in the natural resources and mining sectors.”

Sources highlight the firm’s high client service levels: “They make themselves available when needed,” and “are good at thinking about their advice, and what they can do to make my job easier when I have a lot on my plate.”

Others champion the group’s strengths at “dealing with complexity,” adding that “responsiveness is always 100%.”

One client described the team as “great litigators,” adding: “They have a good marriage of international and local knowledge combined with business acumen to execute our needs.”

Another client agreed, stating: “They are responsive, pragmatic and reasonable,” and going on to comment: “They understand the needs of the client.”


For more information, please contact Rebecca Donovan or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact:

Rebecca Donovan
Rebecca Donovan
Business Development & Central Management Executive
+33 1 53 57 70 90