Demand in Africa Continues to Grow

Sharplegal research reveals that 30% of multinationals need legal advice in Africa and significant growth is predicted for the future, as Acritas’ CEO, Lisa Hart Shepherd, explains in this short film:

Improvements in macroeconomic conditions, increased openness to trade, as well as the strengthening of the regulatory and legal systems in many African countries have energized the market. Telecommunications, banking, retailing and construction are booming, as are the inflows of private investment.

Acritas’ ‘Demand in Africa report and slide deck reveal the needs of more than 700 senior corporate counsel in multinationals with legal requirements in Africa, highlighting:

  • The areas of greatest opportunity, by country and legal spend – allowing you to minimize your risk and focus investment in the areas offering the greatest potential return
  • Average rates that in-house counsel are paying for African legal advice – enabling you to set your pricing within the current acceptable range
  • The ways in which clients select law firms for their work in Africa – improving your chances at pitch by giving you the inside track on clients’ decision-making criteria
  • Most-used firms – providing you with vital competitive intelligence
  • The greatest challenges facing GCs with legal needs in Africa – so that you can show you understand clients’ problems and devise more innovative solutions to alleviate them.

For more information and to discover how ‘Demand in Africa’ can help you to develop a clear and effective strategy for capturing your share of this vibrant market please visit our report overview page or contact Jo Aitken on  +44(0) 808 1783020 or


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