We provide strategic advice to our clients doing business all across the economically dynamic continent of Africa.

Our approach

There is no region of the world with more dynamic economies than Africa.

We have practical working knowledge of helping clients meet their business challenges in the thriving African continent. Our clients range from governments and financial institutions to multinational consumer products companies.

Our Africa practice builds on our cross-border transaction skills and deep understanding of the varying local African economies. We also leverage our personal ties to the continent to deliver skilled, high quality service to facilitate the specific needs of businesses in Africa.

Knowledgeable lawyers who understand local African markets

Our lawyers understand the region, culture and needs of African clients and global clients with interests in Africa. Some of our team members have origins in Africa, have worked with African companies throughout the continent and are fluent in various African languages.

We maintain close working relationships with law firms in Africa, the Middle East and Europe and have strong connections to businesses in South Africa. We keep up with changing laws and markets through our legal and business contacts, local media and participation in African professional programs.

Persistent Energy Ghana raises $1.5 million to support distribution of solar home systems in Ghana

Tech Moran | November 01, 2016

This story is about Persistent Energy Ghana’s $1.5M debt round financing that will be used as capital to buy solar home systems for low-income households in Ghana. New York City public company transactions partners Dan McAvoy and Richa Naujoks, and Boston global finance partner Frank Hamblett are working on this matter.

3 Major Challenges of Franchising In Africa

Law360 | September 16, 2015

Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre and Washington, DC, associate Pierce Han authored this column discussing some of the major legal and business considerations to keep in mind when franchising in Africa.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | June 15, 2015

Washington M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre has been appointed to the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), a U.S. federal advisory committee. The TACA provides the president of the United States with policy advice on issues involving trade and development in sub-Saharan Africa.


Kendal H. Tyre

Team Co-leader, Franchise

Phone: 202-585-8368

Nixon Peabody’s Kendal Tyre and Diana Vilmenay discuss Franchising in Africa: Legal and Business Considerations, a reference tool for lawyers, business people, and academics to use in navigating the legal and business issues impacting franchise arrangements in Africa. Kendal and Diana edited the book and contributed a chapter. Led by Nixon Peabody partner Kendal Tyre, the editorial team included attorneys Diana Vilmenay, Pierce H. Han and Keri McWilliams.

Nixon Peabody’s Kendal Tyre provides an overview of South Africa’s franchise legislation.

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