Fasken has had an established presence in Africa for over 130 years, tracing its founding in South Africa to 1879. With offices in Johannesburg, London, Beijing and Canada’s major business centres, we access a growing network of business leaders and advisers throughout Africa and beyond. Because business across the continent is powered by relationships, clients with interests in Africa benefit from our global connections. 

Our practice spans every sector of business, industry and government providing strategic advice to a broad range of clients, including close to half of the Fortune 100 companies. Clients we work with include corporates, government agencies, regulatory authorities, non-profit bodies and individual clients. We offer expertise in both common law and civil law in English, French and all of South Africa’s official languages.

Within Life Sciences, our expertise in regulatory, marketing, intellectual property, competition, tax, litigation, and business law matters unique to this sector, is confirmed by a strong history of providing multi-disciplinary legal solutions that protect client interests, as their products and devices move from conception and research to registration and clinical or consumer use.