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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.

Immigration law and practice in the African oil and gas industry

A global economy requires multinationals to adopt a global business strategy, which invariably involves the need to transfer a firm’s most important asset – its people – in a fluid way across national borders. That is why managing the mobilization of expatriate employees in the most efficient way, including handling strategic immigration, labor and tax legal issues, is critical for the oil and gas industry.