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Fieldfisher's Africa Group ranked in Leaders League/Décideurs Africa Guide




French legal editor Décideurs has released its rankings 2021 concerning the activities of Africa desks at law firms. 

Each year, Décideurs updates its ranking for Africa-dedicated practices, highlighting the development of "African expertise" across law firms and the breadth of services offered to clients with activities in Africa.

Our partners in the Africa Group, based in Paris and London, are recognised among best practitioners globally in several practices: Tax, Project Financing, TMT, Natural Resources and Renewable Energy, and Corporate/M&A.

This is an excellent achievement for the Africa Group, and demonstrates the results of cross-office and cross-practice thinking and collaboration.

The rankings are as follows:

In Tax Law

Paris tax partner François de Senneville has maintained his ranking in the "Excellent" tier.

Africa Desk - Best Law Firms France (Paris) for Fiscal Law - 2021 - Leaders League

In Natural Resources and Renewable Energy 

Francois de Senneville, Head of Mining and Metals Jonathan Brooks, banking partner Oliver Abel Smith, Co-Head of Energy and Natural Resources Dominic Gurney-Champion and Head of Oil and Gas Paul Stockley (all based in London) are ranked in the  "Excellent" tier band 2, up 1 tier from their "Highly recommended" ranking in 2020 with a first-time ranking for Paul as a Fieldfisher partner.

Africa Desk - Best Law Firms France (Paris) for Natural resources & Renewable Energies - 2021 - Leaders League

In Project Financing

François de Senneville, London construction partner Cecily Davis and Oliver Abel Smith are ranked in the "Highly Recommended" tier band 1, up one tier from "Recommended" last year, with a first-time ranking for Oliver.

Africa Desk - Best Law Firms France (Paris) for Projects Finance - 2021 - Leaders League

In Corporate M&A

François de Senneville and Paris corporate partners Christopher MesnoohPhilippe Netto and Jean-Baptiste Van de Voorde are ranked in the "Highly Recommended" tier, up one tier from "Recommended" last year.

Africa Desk - Best Law Firms France (Paris) for Corporate / M&A - 2021 - Leaders League


François de Senneville and finance partner Arnaud Grünthaler have both maintained their "Recommended" rankings from last year.

Africa Desk - Best Law Firms France (Paris) for TMT - 2021 - Leaders League

In all of these practice areas, Fieldfisher's Africa Group is ranked alongside top law firms such as Dentons, Bird & Bird, Allen & Overy, DLA Piper, Eversheds and Baker McKenzie.

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