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Our employment lawyers combine in-country skills and experience with the resources of one of the world’s biggest global employment teams. 

DLA Piper is one of the most active law firms on the African continent. Our clients include businesses, multinationals and non-governmental organizations with a strong footprint in Africa and clients taking their first steps into the region. 

Our breadth of capabilities mean we advise on all areas of employment, immigration, pension and benefits law in the private and public sector, delivering a seamless integrated service. 

Strong local presence: we work in 20 African countries, providing an unrivalled local presence and insights backed by one of the world’s biggest law firms. Our global Africa team comprises more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg, Casablanca, London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

Our teams understand the political, cultural, regulatory and economic issues involved with employment in the region, coordinating across jurisdictions to help you meet your strategic goals. 

Key capabilities include: 

  • acquisitions and business transfer
  • workforce restructuring and outsourcing
  • global employment law compliance
  • local and multi-jurisdictional compliance
  • expansions or reductions in force
  • pensions and reward
  • local and international labor relations
  • diversity, discrimination and equal pay
  • protecting business assets
  • data privacy and data protection
  • local, cross-border and collective litigation
  • dispute resolution 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.

Doing business in Uganda

In terms of the ease-of-doing-business environment, the 2019 Doing Business Report rates Uganda at 127 out of 190 countries, while the 2018 Global Competitiveness Index rates Uganda at 117 of 140 countries.

Doing business in Burundi

Various vehicles exist under Burundian law. In fact, a Burundian company is established by an agreement involving two or more shareholders who agree to share part of their property and their know how to perform one or more specified activities in order to share the profits or take advantage of the economy that may result.

Doing business in Ghana

In the World Bank’s ease of doing business (2020) Ghana scored 60.0 on a scale of 100 as compared to the regional average (Sub-Saharan) of 51.8.

Doing business in Mauritius

The global business segment of the Mauritius International Financial Centre provides convenience, fiscal efficiency and risk mitigation for companies engaged in international operations.

Doing business in Nigeria

Nigeria has a rich variety of business vehicles in Nigeria, ranging from business organisations formed by only a single individual to business organisations collectively owned by several people. These different structures are moulded to suit multiple business peculiarities, giving investors a wide latitude of business models.