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“ALN [covers] an expansive and growing number of jurisdictions in Africa. It has a broad coverage of the Sub-Saharan region and continues to expand its reach with the addition of member firms in francophone and North Africa. [ALN] offers clients engaging in pan-African cross-border matters a single integrated service with deep local knowledge.” – Chambers Global 2019

ALN is an alliance of leading corporate law firms currently in fifteen key African jurisdictions, including the continent’s gateway economies, with OHADA expertise and an established network of Best Friends firms in the continent which allows the alliance to represent clients in every African country.  We have a presence in Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and Arabic-speaking Africa, which includes Algeria, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.  The firms are recognised as leading firms in their markets and many have advised on ground breaking, first-of-a-kind deals.  ALN also has a regional office in Dubai, UAE.

ALN firms work together in providing a one-stop-shop solution for clients doing business across Africa.  ALN’s reach at the local, regional and international levels, connectivity with key stakeholders, and deep knowledge of doing business locally and across borders allows it to provide seamless and effective legal, advisory and transactional services across the continent.  Our high level of integration is achieved by adherence to shared values and an emphasis on excellence and collaboration.  We share sector-specific skills and regional expertise thus ensuring our clients benefit from the synergies of the alliance.

ALN is proud to have won the “Africa Network/Alliance of the Year” award at the 2018 African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week, which recognises its leadership in the market in legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision, business winning, service delivery across the continent and commitment to CSR. This recognition affirms ALN’s commitment towards providing an integrated offering, excellence in the delivery of services to its clients across the continent, promotion of the rule of law, an innovative approach to the practice of law and true commitment to Africa’s development.

In addition to this, Chambers Global has consistently ranked the ALN alliance as Band 1 in the “Leading Regional Law Firm Networks – Africa-wide” category.


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 AlgeriaEthiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, MauritiusMozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. We also have a Regional Office in the UAE.