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DLA Piper report shows trends in Africa’s energy transition

Significant differences also exist between countries in energy supply diversity and power systems which is resulting in inconsistent development across the continent

DLA Piper ( Africa has released the Africa Energy Futures: Horizon 2030 report. Comprised of 21 country chapters, the report is an in-depth look at where the continent stands in regards to the energy transition, as well as the challenges and opportunities that will arise in the next five to…

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Naana Frimpong appointed to DLA Piper Africa Board

Naana is a dual US/Ghanaian citizen and is the sole DLA Piper LLP (US) representative on the board

Naana Frimpong, a Litigation and Regulatory partner based in Atlanta, has been appointed to the DLA Piper Africa Board effective from 1 September 2021. DLA Piper Africa is a Swiss verein whose members are comprised of independent law firms in Africa working with global law firm, DLA Piper. The Board…

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DLA Piper Appoints Two New Directors to Johannesburg Office

Sibonelo’s addition bolsters the firms existing corporate capability, adding further weight in particular to its capital markets offering

DLA Piper ( announced the appointment of two Directors to its Johannesburg office, Tumisang Mongae, who joins our Litigation & Regulatory practice from 1 September 2021 and Sibonelo Mdluli, who joined our Corporate practice on 1 August. Tumisang joins the firm from Bowmans where he has been a partner since…

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DLA Piper named International Law Firm of the Year at the African Legal Awards for second year running

The judges noted the firm‘s "historic and deep ties to Africa" against a backdrop of deals that “exhibited exceptional expertise, market knowledge and global reach"

DLA Piper ( has received the International Law Firm of the Year award at the African Legal Awards 2021, hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA). The African Legal Awards recognise exceptional achievement from within Africa’s legal community. The judges noted the firm‘s "historic…

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DLA Piper announces leadership changes in Africa

Peter takes over from David Church who retired from the firm’s partnership in 2020

DLA Piper ( has appointed Peter Somekh as Managing Partner of its Africa practice, effective 1 January 2021. The appointment expands Peter’s current role as Managing Partner for the Middle East providing him with responsibility for the leadership and day-to-day management of the firm’s operations across both regions. Peter takes…