Gide is honoured to be put in the spotlight of the latest edition of the Jeune Afrique 2021 ranking, with 10 of our partners ranked in the top 100 most influential business lawyers on the continent, bearing in mind that Jeune Afrique received this year a record number of submissions from 77 law firms, representing 470 lawyers.
This year, our firm is particularly proud to see Nicolas Jean take the top spot, closely followed by Victor Grandguillaume in 4th, and Julien David in 15th place. Congratulations!
This ranking of reference in French-speaking Africa demonstrates once again the indisputable strength of our expertise in Africa, and the energy of our cross-disciplinary teams.
Made up of 90 lawyers, the Gide Africa team operates out of our offices in Europe (Paris, London, Belgium), Africa (Casablanca, Algiers, Tunis), China (Beijing, Shanghai) and Turkey (Istanbul). It works with a number of local and international players and African governments on projects impacting a variety of sectors such as renewable energies, natural resources, infrastructure, healthcare and industry.
With over 40 years' experience on the continent, our team has extensive knowledge of the regional and national legal regimes and systems in Africa, such as ECOWAS, CEMAC, WAEMU, SADC and OHADA. Capable of working in jurisdictions based on either civil or common law, Gide Africa draws on an extensive local network of leading law firms and technical and financial experts selected both for their legal expertise and perfect knowledge of regulators and administrators in their country.