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South Africa

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.

Our offices

Johannesburg
  • Johannesburg

    Allen & Overy (South Africa) LLP

    6th Floor, 90 Grayston, 90 Grayston Drive, Sandton

    Johannesburg

    2196

  • +27 (0) 10 597 9850
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News & insights

Publications: 16 May 2022

Walk the ESG walk or face significant risk

Political and public pressure is building on business to fully embrace the fast evolving ESG and sustainability agenda. It’s important, argues Gillian Niven, that mining, energy and steel companies…

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Wind turbines and solar panels

Publications: 04 May 2022

Renewable energy investors need greater clarity on hybrid solutions

The use of hybrid technologies could play a vital role in helping South Africa decarbonise. But investors could be deterred unless there is greater regulatory certainty, argues Alexandra Felekis.

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Multiple test tubes and dropper

Blog Post: 03 May 2022

Potential compromise on COVID-19 IPR waiver: deadlock resolved?

Last month, a leaked document regarding the TRIPS Waiver revealed a breakthrough between the EU, South Africa, India and the United States. After 18 months of negotiations, the four parties now have…

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The sun shining behind a row of modern skyscrapers

Publications: 07 April 2022

Revised disciplinary rules for auditors gazetted for the South African market

South Africa’s regulator for the auditing profession, the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), has introduced revised disciplinary rules for registered auditors (the Revised Rules),…

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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.

Recognition