DLA Piper recently announced its addition of Manokore Attorneys, a premier law firm in Zimbabwe. As a result of this new member firm, DLA Piper now reaches across 20 countries in Africa.1
DLA Piper Africa is a robust firm of over 200 local experts and lawyers who work throughout the continent. Their legal services include business transactions, litigation, and international arbitration.2
Manokore Attorneys is a business law firm that focuses on corporate, commercial, and financial transactions.3 They also have a unique Energy and Infrastructure Practice. Manokore Attorneys maintains both a regional and international focus.4
Chairman of DLA Piper Africa James Kamau stated the following regarding the partnership: “We have seen an increased number of inquiries of firms which want to do business in Zimbabwe, and DLA Piper Africa working together with Manokore would want to serve these clients.”5
Partner at Manokore Attorneys Lloyd Manokore echoed Kamau’s enthusiasm: “For us as Manokore attorneys, we believe this presents an opportunity for growth, expansion for our clients, and opportunity for our staff. One of the critical things that we often forget is that Africa has a very young population, and it’s an excellent opportunity for our young professionals to practice law the way that it is practiced anywhere else on the continent and in the rest of the world.”6
Kamau and Manokore expounded upon future steps for the upcoming year, which include technical training, embracing technology, and offering greater exposure to their professionals. Manokore emphasized the importance of offering a demanding and stimulating work environment.7
- “DLA Piper Africa Welcomes Zimbabwe Member Firm | News | DLA Piper Global Law Firm.” DLA Piper, 19 June 2018, www.dlapiper.com/en/global/news/2018/06/dla-piper-africa-welcomes-zimbabwe-member-firm/. (“DLA Piper Africa Welcomes”)
- “DLA Piper Africa: Overview | DLA Piper Global Law Firm.” DLA Piper, www.dlapiper.com/en/us/focus/africa-overview/.
- Manokore Attorneys. www.linkedin.com/in/manokore-attorneys-65818012b/.
- “Manokore Attorneys | IFLR1000.” IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, www.iflr1000.com/Firm/Manokore-Attorneys-Zimbabwe/Profile/20441#undefined.
- Supra, DLA Piper Africa Welcomes