Johannesburg has become a key hub for local and international banks, development institutions, institutional investors and funds looking at investment and finance opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Our team in South Africa is fully integrated into Allen & Overy's worldwide network, complementing our wider African capability which includes both our Casablanca office and our global Africa Group comprising over one hundred lawyers worldwide.
Combining the expertise and resources of a global elite law practice with a leading group of senior domestic practitioners, our office in Johannesburg provides our clients with innovative and cost-effective legal solutions wherever they are located. Our team includes lawyers qualified to practise both in South Africa and England and Wales, who advise both African homegrown companies and international corporations on opportunities in the banking, finance, energy, infrastructure and mining sectors, both in South Africa and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. Our lawyers have established close working relationships with regulators, government entities, investors, banks and corporates across the region in order to offer our clients optimal support.
Clients benefit from our seamless integration across the firm, where a true spirit of collaboration ensures the sharing of knowledge, information, technology systems, processes and skills. Whatever the transaction or legal issue, we are used to leveraging our resources as one firm to meet our clients' needs, offering our clients the support and advice needed to succeed in the changing national and global markets.
News & insights
Blog Post: 08 OCTOBER 2021
There has been something of a mixed response to the EU’s proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). At the seventh meeting of BRICS environment ministers in New Delhi in August, the statement…Read more
News: 09 AUGUST 2021
UPDATED AUGUST 9 2021 AT 2.33PM ET SILICON VALLEY - Allen & Overy today announces the investment in eight partners from the White & Case LLP Technology practice. This multidisciplinary and…Read more
Publications: 28 APRIL 2021
In a recent unreported judgment between South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee v CCMA and Others, the Labour Court considered whether an employer is required to disclose a forensic…Read more
Publications: 13 AUGUST 2020
On Thursday, 23 July 2020 Litigation and Investigations Partner, Gerhard Rudolph and Projects Director, Allen Leuta, were joined by Candice Govender (Sage Group plc), Lizelle Marwick (AngloGold…Read more
Allen & Overy (South Africa) LLP is a level two contributor to Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE); under the Amended Codes of Good Practice on Black Economic Empowerment, October 2013.
They are unquestionably reliable, highly responsive and strong on expertise. As such they have been a perfect match to our needs.
Chambers Global 2021 South Africa (Banking and Finance)
The firm is able to provide focused, decisive legal advice and support that adds value in a business context.
Chambers Global 2021 South Africa (Dispute Resolution)
A very client centric legal practice with the right level of commercially relevant advice. A value for money service.
Legal500 2021 South Africa (Projects and Infrastructure)
The firm has very efficient and has competent attorneys that are well aware of the industry trends and market trends and we appreciate the value this adds to the work produced.
IFLR1000 2020 South Africa (Capital Markets; Debt)