In 2010, USLAW established a mutual relationship with ALN, the Africa Legal Network, an independent alliance of leading law firms in Africa. It is the largest and only grouping of its kind in Africa, with close working relationships across its members and an established network of Best Friends across the continent. ALN’s firms are committed to working together to provide extensive coverage and on-the-ground experience.
ALN assists member firms by developing common knowledge sharing platforms and enhancing their capacity and capability to service a growing volume of high value domestic and international corporate and commercial advisory work across Africa. ALN also coordinates cross-border groups focused around industry sectors including Agriculture, Commercial Property & Leisure, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure & Telecoms, Mining & Minerals, and Oil & Gas.
ALN’s member firms share common values and are located in three major regional economic groupings – EAC, SADC and COMESA – with a combined population of 325 million people.
ALN firms are on the ground in Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
All of ALN’s firms are ranked as premier law firms in their jurisdictions and many have advised on ground breaking, first-of-a-kind deals in their markets.