IKM lawyers recently took part in DLA Piper’s Africa Week that took place on 28 November – 2 December 2016 in the UK. 'Africa Week' provided a unique opportunity to meet with DLA Piper Africa lawyers from some 20 jurisdictions across Africa as well as DLA Piper lawyers working across the globe. 

Africa is an increasingly important part of the global economy and on the agenda of global businesses. One of the keys to success of operating across a continent is a good understanding of the legal, regulatory and administrative landscape in each country. This was therefore an excellent opportunity to gather great insight into the opportunities and processes in African market. Discussions and panel sessions held focused on issues such as Brexit’s impact on Africa, Doing business in Africa - Seizing of opportunities and navigating risks, Employment and immigration challenges and the state of the African Real Estate market.

African representatives present were from Angola, Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

During the week James Kamau, Managing Partner IKM, was interviewed by DLA Piper on doing business in Africa. IKM’s Managing Partner, James Kamau, said: “Any serious business in the world is looking to enter into the African market. Clients that are coming into Africa are multi-nationals and do expect to find same standards as they find in other parts of the world”. 

He also noted Africa’s continued stability and further stated that being a part of DLA Piper Africa coupled with local experience enables the firm offer the best solutions to its clients. Watch the video to hear more.