SNR Denton Expands its Presence in Africa

By Snr Denton, PRNE
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LONDON and NEW YORK, February 23, 2011 - SNR Denton announced today that it has doubled the size of its Africa
network as 10 new associate firms join, giving the firm the largest footprint
of any international law firm on the continent. The firm will now have a
presence in 21 countries in Africa.

"Africa is composed of a wide range of dynamic and emerging markets,
jurisdictions in which we have been involved with for over 20 years," said
Chief Executives Elliott I. Portnoy and Howard Morris. "Our association with
these 10 firms is the next step in our strategy to better position our
clients for the increasing levels of investment within Africa."

With these news associations, SNR Denton's network of associate firms
covers Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Mauritius,
Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia and Sao Tome e Principe. Additionally, the new
associations will include an association with the Portuguese firm, F. Castelo
& Associados — Sociedade de Advogados (FCB & A), which will bring
five of that firm's Africa offices and associate offices into SNR Denton's
Africa network.

"This significant expansion takes SNR Denton into countries where our
clients operate, or are looking to expand, and we will be able to provide
them with the best local legal expertise in those countries," said Paul
, Jeff Krilla and Geoffrey Wynne, the heads of SNR Denton's Africa
Committee. "We have been working with most of the new associate firms for
some years now and this just formalizes these well-established and long
working relationships with these firms."

The new associations build upon SNR Denton's longstanding commitment to
developing business opportunities for clients in Africa and clients around
the globe with interests in the continent. SNR Denton provides a full range
of services to African businesses, governments, and institutions on both
inbound and outbound investment opportunities; energy, transport, and
infrastructure matters; telecommunications; public private partnerships; and
market access, trade regulations, and corporate social responsibility.

In addition to the SNR Denton office in Cairo, our associated firms in
Africa are located in:

    - Accra
    - Algiers
    - Angola
    - Botswana
    - Burundi
    - Cape Town
    - Cape Verde
    - Dar es Salaam
    - Guinea Bissau
    - Kampala
    - Johannesburg
    - Lagos
    - Lusaka
    - Mauritania
    - Mauritius
    - Morocco
    - Mozambique
    - Nairobi
    - Namibia
    - Rwanda
    - Sao Tome e Principe
    - Tripoli

SNR Denton has received a number of awards and accolades as a result of
its African focused practices, including being named the Best Law Firm In
Africa (third consecutive year) and Best Pan-African Law Firm by emeafinance

About SNR Denton

SNR Denton is a client-focused international legal practice delivering
quality and value. We serve clients in key business and financial centers
from 59 locations in 42 countries, through offices, associate firms and
special alliances across the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the
CIS, Asia Pacific and Africa, making us a top 25 legal services provider by
lawyers and professionals worldwide. Joining the complementary top tier
practices of its founding firms — Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP and
Denton Wilde Sapte LLP — SNR Denton offers business, government and
institutional clients premier service and a disciplined focus to meet
evolving needs in eight key industry sectors: Energy, Transport and
Infrastructure; Financial Institutions and Funds; Government; Health and Life
Sciences; Insurance; Manufacturing; Real Estate, Retail and Hotels; and
Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Please see for
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