In the latest move to expand its footprint in sub-Saharan Africa, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has struck strategic alliances with two of the region’s leading law firms; The first, Shunobe Osoke & Co, one of Kampala’s top tier law firms, has an additional association with Gilbert & Partners in Bujumbura, Burundi. The second, Gill, Godlonton & Gerrans is one of Zimbabwe’s largest law firms and is based in Harare.
According to the press release posted on the firm’s website, the firms will collaborate on selected client matters and provide clients with seamless legal services and support, especially on the energy and infrastructure sectors. The alliance is an extension of the existing relationships between Norton Rose Fulbright and the two firms which go back 20 years in the case of Gill, Godlonton & Gerrans and 15 years in the case Shunobe, Osoke & Co.
Quoting Peter Martyr, global Chief Executive of Norton Rose Fulbright, the alliances “…mark a significant step forward in the development of our African practice…” and now adds to the coverage provided by offices in Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Casablanca.