Our Africa Desk is managed by partner Rudyard Ceres and draws upon his experience in advising clients on the continent with respect to:

  • Accessing the international capital markets;
  • Project and individual due diligence for matters on the continent;
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving African counterparts;
  • Investigations and compliance work, including on money laundering, anti-bribery and FCPA issues;
  • Trade receivable financing and securitizations;
  • Fund formation, including in jurisdictions such as Mauritius;
  • Africa-related special acquisition companies;
  • Infrastructure development and project financing;
  • Repatriation and protection of cultural artifacts, including negotiation, mediation and where necessary litigation;
  • Coordinating with local counsel in [multiple] jurisdictions, including South Africa, Nigeria, the DRC, Ghana, the Ivory Coast and Benin;
  • Coordinating with local counsel in jurisdictions such as South Africa, Nigeria, the DRC, Ghana, the Ivory Coast and Benin;
  • Licensing and distribution of products or services;
  • Corporate;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Employment: key features of U.S. law and practice;
  • Immigration;
  • Real estate;
  • Taxation, wealth protection/trusts and estates;
  • Litigation and dispute resolution;
  • White-collar defense and investigations; and
  • U.S. export regulation of technology and ITAR (international traffic in arms regulation) compliance.      

Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP’s Africa Desk benefits from our “Make a Difference” team approach to client service.  We have decades of relationship-building experience with international and local lawyers, regulators, government officials, and credible local business contacts.

The firm’s services are also further enhanced by our strategic alliance with the Cicero League of International Lawyers, an established network of international independent law firms which provides links to international high quality corporate and dispute resolution attorneys.

Practice Group Members

Rudyard Ceres
Kamanta Kettle

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