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The final frontier: Opportunities for legal services in Africa

Rob Millard explores the opportunities for legal services in sub-Saharan Africa and which law firms are best placed to exploit them

28 November 2012

Law firms in European and North American markets are looking eagerly to emerging markets to create new revenue streams. Sub-Saharan Africa seems particularly attractive: the region is clearly going through exciting, positive change and there can hardly be an international law firm that is not currently working on its Africa strategy.

A dozen or more major studies have been published in the past 12 months by entities ranging from the World Bank to Big 4 accounting firms to global consulting firms outlining the region’s considerable potential. Africa in the 21st century is rapidly demolishing the stereotypes that defined it during the 20th century.

Why Africa?

Seven of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world are located in ...

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