We are delighted to present an updated version of our Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa. This unique Guide presents the latest perspectives on dispute resolution procedures and trends in all of Africa’s 54 jurisdictions.

Drawing on the extensive knowledge of our Africa practice lawyers as well as experienced local counsel in each of the jurisdictions, the Guide answers some of the key questions asked by those facing disputes in Africa and by potential investors interested in the continent’s legal systems. With the expected increase in investment across an array of sectors and across the continent, the scope for formal dispute resolution in Africa has significantly increased and will likely continue to do so.

The Guide is available to access now on our website, and can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insight/africa-disputes-guide-2022 

Here you will find 54 interactive chapters relating to each jurisdiction across the continent, as well as video content from some of our leading practitioners introducing various themes and topics.

Africa’s legal landscape comprises a patchwork of legal systems, predominantly either civil law or common law, with a number of variations. Africa’s legal systems present a complex kaleidoscope, and we hope the updated Guide proves to be a valuable resource to help you navigate these issues. We would be delighted to discuss any aspects of the Guide in more detail. Please speak to your usual HSF contact or those listed below to arrange this.

We hope that you enjoy the Guide.

Paula Hodges QC
Paula Hodges QC
Head of Global Arbitration Practice (London)
+44 20 7466 2027
Craig Tevendale
Craig Tevendale
Partner, UK Head of Arbitration (London)
+44 20 7466 2445
Laurence Franc-Menget
Laurence Franc-Menget
Partner (Paris)
+33 1 53 57 73 70
Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Director (Johannesburg)
+27 10 500 2690