Asafo & Co. (London) Ltd. (www.asafoandco-ln.com), is led by Elizabeth Uwaifo, an English qualified lawyer, who has over 30 years’ experience in various major City of London law firms. She will work alongside an international team of lawyers, including partners Nicolas Bonnefoy, an oil & gas lawyer, and Graeme Bell, a private equity lawyer, both of whom have significant experience in Africa.
The establishment of an affiliate office is the first step in the firm’s strategy to grow practices in the U.K. that complement Asafo & Co.’s capabilities on the ground in Africa. The team will provide legal services to international clients with business activities in Africa, particularly in the sectors of banking and finance, asset management, infrastructure development, oil and gas, energy and renewables, mining and natural resources. Clients will benefit from the team’s full range of practice areas, including corporate/commercial, private equity, capital markets, corporate finance, structured products and derivatives, project finance, financial services regulatory, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, and dispute resolution.
“We are delighted to join forces with Asafo & Co. Our combined resources will not only enable us to offer clients significant added capabilities in Africa, but will also give us the opportunity to serve the English law needs of Asafo & Co.’s client base across the continent”, says Elizabeth Uwaifo, Managing Partner of Asafo & Co. (London) Ltd.