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“This well-established network includes members and associate members in 14 African countries, with a particularly strong presence in Anglophone jurisdictions throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Each member brings strong local knowledge as well as experience collaborating on multi-country work for clients across the full range of industry sectors. The network is run by a management team which handles practice integration and business development matters as well as the extensive training opportunities offered by the ALN Academy. In addition to its core members, ALN has key relationships with firms in the UK, USA and Asia.'' - Chambers & Partners 2017
ALN is an extensive alliance of Africa’s most dynamic, independent and ambitious law firms that have come together to change the future of legal services on the continent.
ALN firms have been brought together by their shared vision for client service delivery, which combines integrity, excellence and a solution-driven approach. ALN firms share a global outlook, and pool resources and intelligence to create a platform that no one firm could create on its own.
Our combined footprint has given us the opportunity to work across our borders and become formidable regional players. We work wherever our clients need us. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments, and that investors from different regions and economies come to the table with different needs and expectations.
We bring together the knowledge, experience and energy of the whole alliance to help our clients.
ALN firms observe the highest personal, ethical and professional standards in everything we do and operate with integrity at all times. We recognise that the reputation of ALN is vital to our success and are uncompromisingly committed to this value. We are able to guide clients around the potential risk factors associated with developing markets and become trusted advisers to our clients.
The ALN model is designed to enhance the process of working efficiently and effectively with our clients, stakeholders and each other to achieve the right outcome. Each ALN member firm is a recognised leader on the continent with a strong track record in advising domestic, regional and international clients on commercial and legal issues. Our members offer a deep understanding of the sectors and industries in which clients operate as well as the risks and opportunities of doing business in Africa’s rapidly changing markets.
As a group, we have unrivalled strength across the full range of corporate legal services, complemented by knowledge of business, customs and local culture across Africa.
Many of our lawyers have worked or been trained at some of the most prestigious institutions around the world and have returned to their home countries to make a difference by introducing international standards to local legal markets. The desire to modernise the delivery of legal services in Africa motivates our lawyers to think differently, give fresh perspectives and find bankable solutions for clients.
Our firms share best practices in business generation, pricing, project management, knowledge management, technology, and information security. All firms conform to a ‘signature standard’ characterised by a level of quality and responsiveness. The implementation of common service standards and procedures means that clients who do business with a member firm in one country can expect a similar service when referred to another member firm in a different country.
By jointly developing service standards and operational mechanisms, the “quality quotient” of the entire alliance is enhanced as ALN grows. We welcome new ideas about improving our alliance and are constantly innovating to become more efficient and even more integrated.
Change is happening faster than ever in Africa. Legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, businesses must anticipate what comes next. ALN member firms have an ear to the ground and will guide clients through change in an environment that is complex, yet full of potential.
Our strength is our ability to bring together teams of lawyers with the right mix of legal and commercial skills to match our clients’ business needs. In doing so we help clients to open doors and unlock opportunities as they look to African markets to expand or diversify their businesses. We strive to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.
ALN firms are on the ground in Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.