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Welcome to CMS in Africa

Delivering projects and growing business across a vibrant continent


Doing business in Africa offers world class business opportunities in:

  • energy and infrastructure 
  • growing sectors such as financial services, TMC, consumer goods, real estate and retail brands

Taking advantage of these new opportunities requires guidance through the diverse challenges of this vast continent and its 54 countries.


CMS is uniquely placed to understand your needs and deliver seamless legal services adapted to your Africa-focused strategy.

With over 50 years’ experience in Africa, CMS’ specialist teams offer in depth knowledge of English, French and Portuguese-based African legal systems, practical know-how and deep expertise in the fastest growing markets and sectors.

Local experience

We provide local support through our offices in Algiers and Casablanca and relationships with leading law firms in other countries across the continent. Our specialist Africa teams based in France, Germany, Portugal and the UK provide coordinated and multi-jurisdictional advice and support you in achieving your Africa-focused strategies.

Connect with our Africa desk teams based in France, Germany, Portugal and the UK to learn more!


Your Key Contacts
Jean-Jacques Lecat
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre
T +33 1 47 38 56 82

Bob Palmer
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
T +44 (0)20 7367 3656

Dr. Michael Brück
CMS Hasche Sigle

Patrick Dewerbe
CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
T +(351) 210 958 100
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