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Mission

WHAT IS Africase?
A TEAM OF LEGAL EXPERTS SPECIALISED IN CROSS-BORDER LEGAL SERVICES ACROSS AFRICA WITH AN IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF ITS VARIOUS COUNTRIES AND REGIONS.

We believe that Africa is a unique opportunity for the world and any transformation of this continent must primarily be conducted by its own people. Indeed, we are convinced that real development comes from and for the same people, and no country developed without its own people participating and contributing to its revolution.

We believe that sound legal services must be offered by professionals who are not only specialised and experienced in their areas of practice, but who are also familiar with the local context, cultures and who understand Africa because they are living in.

We believe that no economic revolution in Africa may be undertaken without strong and experienced international business players that operate within the continent. Those investors and organisations need to be advised and assisted in their ventures by experts specialised, experienced, and  operating on the ground. Africase is that law firm.

Africa is an overlooked giant undergoing a silent transformation.

We believe that Africa must inspire from industrialised countries to shape its own development model. Though, the development of Africa must adapt to its needs, environments, and beliefs.

Thus, Africase provides a 360° view of your business by offering a full range of legal services from business formation to dissolution of the company, including assistance, advisory services, and litigation/arbitration.

” We believe that sound legal services must be offered by professionals
who are not only specialised and experienced in their areas of practice,
but who are also familiar with the local practice, culture
and who understanding Africa because they are living in. “

WHY CHOOSING US

A 360° view of your business with a full range of legal services

Dedicated software monitoring all your cases around the continent

Expertise in international laws applicable to Africa

In-depth knowledge and understanding of Africa

Our UNDERSTANDING

Africa’s land area exceeds that of China, Europe and the United States combined. Its 54 countries have a collective population of 1.35 billion (in 2020), projected to reach 2.5 billion by 2050. Furthermore, it is expected to be the fastest-urbanising region in the world.

Nevertheless, the African market is widely fragmented into different jurisdictions and legal systems. And navigating this maze of domestic laws can turn into a nightmare for investors and an unexpected dealbreaker. Also, there is an overlap of international and regional treaties, which are numerous and disparate.

OUR MISSION

Africase has been utterly designed and thought out to understand and resolve international most challenging legal problems across Africa.

In addition, most of our lawyers are completely specialised in the African market and exclusively dedicated to the African practice further to their previous experience out of the Continent. 

As a result, they are well-versed to advise international investors and organisations in their activities across the Continent and offer them sound and practical legal solutions tailored for international transactions and players, as a one-stop shop.

OUR VISION
BORN AND RAISED IN AFRICA, africase is committed to the DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA

By focusing our joint forces on the single African market and directing all our efforts towards international players and deals, we are now changing the game and providing top-quality legal services. We are challenging and disrupting the law firms’ old traditional model by creating a meta-firm  exclusively tailored for international deals across Africa and specialised in international laws applicable to African countries.

Chambers & Partners, 2021

Founding partner Abdoul Mtoka is renowned for his wide-ranging experience which includes advising on IP law, including patents, design and trademarks, as well as telecoms regulation. One source enthused: “He is good in a crunch.” He provides advice in French and English.

Chambers & Partners, 2021

Africase Burundi houses a diverse practice, which spans corporate and commercial, litigation, employment, energy and IP work. Founding partner Abdoul Mtoka counts local and international corporations, NGOs, government agencies and individuals among his clients.

Legal500, 2020

Professionalism and integrity, Knowledge in the field and vast experience Availability and promptness in responding to clients. Excellent communication skills and in different languages to suit clients. Efficiency and results-oriented.

Chambers and Partners, 2020

Africase, which handles a broad range of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters, acts for an impressive roster of local and foreign clients (…).