Africa is a continent of growth and opportunity. Reports suggest that the continent may outpace global growth over the coming years. Al Tamimi & Company is well placed to help clients who are seeking to invest in the continent, as well as supporting African clients with their business operations in the Middle East.

The Middle East is increasingly being used as a gateway for businesses seeking to invest in Africa and we have seen significant growth among our clients investing across the continent, particularly in the banking, retail, energy, construction and hospitality sectors.

For African clients operating in the Middle East, we can provide expert advice on everything from employment law and regulatory advice to intellectual property and dispute resolution.

Working on the ground in Africa

We have experienced lawyers working on the ground in Egypt and Morocco.

Egypt is experiencing growth in new sectors, including fintech, renewable energy and entrepreneurial start-ups. Following reforms, Egypt is now an electricity powerhouse, exporting to African and Middle Eastern neighbours. We help clients leverage these opportunities and more from our offices in Cairo and Port Said, providing comprehensive legal support for major infrastructure projects and international investments..

In Morocco, our team in Casablanca offers deep expertise in navigating the country’s stable and diversified economy, which is a growing hub for international businesses looking to operate in Africa. With significant foreign investment pouring into the country, Morocco offers a gateway to the continent that our team is uniquely positioned to help clients capitalize on.

Working across the continent

We help clients across African jurisdictions through the network of trusted law firms we work with.

These ‘best friend firms’ are hand-picked and vetted, ensuring our clients experience the same quality and consistency from a single point of contact in Al Tamimi & Company.  The law firms we work with are tried and tested, and clients can be reassured that we will manage everything for them seamlessly.

Key Contacts

Nesrine Roudane

Partner, Head of Office - Morocco
Thomas R. Snider

Partner, Head of Arbitration
Samir Kantaria

Partner, Head of Employment & Incentives
James MacCallum