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DLA Piper leads African M&A in 2023

DLA Piper, together with its DLA Piper Africa offices, this year achieved the number one legal advisor position across Africa & the Middle East, according to Mergermarket's league tables.  Despite a subdued market for global M&A in 2023, DLA Piper completed more deals than any other firm. 

Each year, the business intelligence provider Mergermarket identifies the commercial law firms that have provided leading advice on company acquisitions and sales in the past twelve months. DLA Piper was involved in 1,062 transactions worldwide in 2023, valued at approximately USD60.6 billion, thus achieving the number 1 spot globally, for the 14th year running. 

Charles Severs, DLA Piper’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa said: “Achieving the number one position across Africa and the Middle East shows both our clients’ appetite for investing in exciting, high growth jurisdictions whilst also demonstrating our clients’ confidence in DLA Piper’s ability to help them navigate what can at times be complex jurisdictions.”

James Kamau, Chair of DLA Piper Africa said: “We are grateful to our clients who continue to entrust us with their most ambitious African plans. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing them with world-class service in whichever African markets they choose to do business.”

About DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. In certain jurisdictions, this information may be considered attorney advertising.

About DLA Piper Africa

DLA Piper Africa is a Swiss Verein whose members are comprised of independent law firms in Africa working with DLA Piper, and which are not themselves part of DLA Piper. Further information on DLA Piper Africa can be found here.


Peter Otero, PR Manager, DLA Piper, tel, +44 207 153 2617 email. [email protected]