Announcing Eversheds Sutherland Africa Alliance

Announcing Eversheds Sutherland Africa Alliance
10 Jul 2018

Keeping our clients one step ahead in the African market

Eversheds Sutherland has announced the rebrand of its Africa network, now known as Eversheds Sutherland Africa Alliance (ESAA).

Previously known as Eversheds Sutherland Africa Law Institute, ESAA is a unique entity that provides member law firms in Africa with access to training, knowledge sharing programmes, secondments, publications, client events and commercial opportunities on a regional and international basis.

It also provides clients with access to the combined knowledge of firms in over 35 countries across the continent.

Co-Head of the Africa Group Boris Martor commented:

“When we decided to pull our existing best friends together into the ESAA, a big part of the rationale was to make them feel that they were part of something. We are creating an African family with shared interests and in this, we have had an extraordinary response.”

Co-Head of the Africa Group John Kemkers added:

“Member numbers have grown significantly over recent years. The renaming more accurately reflects the scope of our current network in Africa and the fact that our member firms have become key strategic partners across the continent.

“It also brings our Africa network into line with our networks in Asia and Latin America. These are exciting times for Eversheds Sutherland and for Africa and we intend to significantly grow our practice there working in conjunction with our ESAA member firms.”

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Boris Martor
Boris Martor

Boris Martor, partner, is in charge of Eversheds Sutherland's Projects group in Paris advising on legal structuring and financing of projects in Europe and Africa mainly in the energy, transport and telecommunications sectors. He heads the firmwide Eversheds Africa Group as well as the Eversheds Africa Law Institute. Boris advises investment corporations, governments, state-owned companies, banks and sponsors or developers on the structuring and negotiation of private equity deals, Public Private Partnerships and infrastructure projects in the course of project finance transactions or institutional reforms and public procurement transactions in France and Africa. Boris developed an extensive practice in Africa since 1996 and has advised a number of companies in more than 50 countries on the African continent.

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John Kemkers
John Kemkers

John Kemkers focuses on managing disputes across the Middle East and Africa. He is also Co-Head of the firm’s Africa Group. His experience includes: advising on claims with a total value in excess of USD 2 billion in local Courts across the Middle East and Africa; advising on disputes with a combined value of USD 130 million involving proceedings in the English Courts, and subsequent enforcement proceedings in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; advising in relation to a +USD 100m dispute in the DIFC Courts in Dubai; advising on a USD 20 million dispute relating to a real estate project in Libya; and advising on a +USD 125m dispute in relation to a project in Iraq. He has also advised on the enforcement of judgements and arbitral awards across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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