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2017 Principal Legal Sponsors
Linklaters is a leading global law firm, supporting clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. With over 2000 lawyers worldwide, we use our expertise and resources to help clients pursue opportunities and manage risk across emerging and developed markets around the world. Our leading private equity practice advises fund managers and private equity houses on all aspects of the industry, from fundraising and structuring to buyouts, public to privates and portfolio assistance, including restructuring advice. Our private equity team's expertise is further supported by our first class international corporate, Investment managers, IPO, finance and tax teams. Linklaters’ globally integrated investment management practice provides clients with responsive, market-aware, innovative advice and solutions.
Our strength, depth and experience across the full spectrum of investment fund products and unparalleled global reach has ensured that Linklaters is widely recognised as having the leading investment management practice across Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia.
We have gained recognition for our work in Africa. This year we were awarded Advisor of the Year – Single Deal: Amethis Finance and NBC - NSIA from the Private Equity Awards 2016, as well as receiving a special recognition award for Single Deal Legal Advisor (2014) and Transaction Services Advisor of the Year (2013) from the Private Equity Africa Awards. We also topped the league tables for M&A in 2013 and 2014.
We have been ranked Band 1 for Africa Corporate/M&A every year since 2010, and we were ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 EMEA in 2015.