Middle East/Africa

Debevoise has a successful track record advising international clients as well as local clients undertaking transformational projects or facing business-critical disputes.

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The team was awarded “Global Pro Bono Deal of the Year” by The American Lawyer in it’s annual Global Legal Awards. The award was in recognition for our representation of Opportunity International in its sale of a majority stake in Kinshasa, a microfinance institution operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to VisionFund International. Opportunity International remains a 20% shareholder. Opportunity International is a next generation microfinance organization that invests philanthropic and social impact capital to spark and scale innovative solutions to global poverty.

The group has “considerable knowledge and skill in negotiating, drafting and supporting complex and challenging transactions in Africa”.

Geoffrey Burgess is recommended for M&A deals

The Legal 500

Peter Goldsmith QC has an impressively global disputes practice, handling arbitrations in Africa, Europe and Asia.

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Ranked as a leading firm for work in emerging markets by The Legal 500 UK

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