Toronto (Canada) - Fasken Martineau and Simmons & Simmons, leading international law firms, have entered into an alliance for the purpose of enhancing their respective African offerings.
The alliance combines the strength of two firms' largely distinct geographical platforms and client bases. The firms believe that collaboration will enhance the offering to global clients, providing immediate access to market leading African practices with expertise recognized across the continent and around the world.
"Fasken Martineau has long been recognized for our unique understanding of the African marketplace. This alliance with Simmons & Simmons allows us to further expand our capabilities and the services which we offer clients," said David Corbett, Firm Managing Partner.
Both Fasken Martineau and Simmons & Simmons have a strong presence in the region. Fasken Martineau has over 80 lawyers located in Johannesburg and was recently named as a Top 10 South Africa firm by The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014.
Simmons & Simmons was ranked as the third top legal advisor of announced deals with sub-Saharan African involvement by value for 2013 by Thomson Reuters.
About Fasken Martineau
Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. It has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London, Paris and Johannesburg.
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP is a limited liability partnership under the laws of Ontario, and is registered as such for the purposes of its professional activities in Québec.
For additional information, please visit the firm's website at www.fasken.com.
About Simmons & Simmons
Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with fully integrated teams working through offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia with a focus on Energy & Infrastructure, Asset Management & Investment Funds, Financial Institutions, Life Sciences and Telecoms, Media & Technology (TMT).
For additional information, please visit the firm's website www.simmons-simmons.com.