Herbert Smith Freehills is a leading global law firm with 26 offices across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US.
We advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. Our clients trust us with their most important transactions, disputes and projects because of our ability to cut through complexity and mitigate risk. We offer local insight and seamless cross-border service in all major regions. Positioned to support the major trade flows, we help the world’s top companies thrive in the global economy.
We achieved a major milestone in late 2015 with the opening of the firm's Johannesburg office – our first office in Africa.
Supported by a number of South African partners who are recognised market leaders in their respective fields of expertise, our office advises inbound and outbound investors across a broad range of sectors and industries in the Southern Africa region and Africa more broadly.
The office has expanded rapidly, with a number of Africa specialist partners and associates from across our global network moving to Johannesburg. This includes partners with English law, French law and OHADA law capability. This expansion has further cemented our offering, and enables us to provide South African, English and French law advice from Johannesburg, covering transactions across Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa.
The combined strength of the Johannesburg partners and the firm's other Africa specialists located across our international platform means that we can provide a true on-the-ground pan-African offering, wherever you are doing business on the continent.