Around the world and across industries, regulatory frameworks are constantly evolving. The importance of transparency and the cost of non-compliance cannot be over emphasized. It is therefore crucial for businesses to adapt to these changes and requirements from the regulatory bodies.

Our Africa regulatory & compliance team specializes in providing advice on investment, operations and business regulations to multinationals expanding into Africa. We provide advice on regulatory requirements, tax, compliance, and the in-country application of legislative provisions.

Our extensive knowledge of local regulations equips us to provide you with creative and strategic solutions that help you deal effectively and pursue your business objectives with confidence. We help you understand your responsibilities; manage risk and compliance requirements that may affect your operations.

We have extensive experience in banking and financial services, and advice on all aspects of regulatory and compliance matters involving the investment fund, banking, and capital markets sectors.

In addition to our practical experience working on the ground, our team has a network of reputable correspondent firms with whom we have built long-standing relationships; thus ensuring that we are able to assist with regulatory matters across all sectors in the region, guaranteeing that your legal requirements are handled quickly and seamlessly. Given our understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape of doing business in Africa, we are in position to guide and assist you through any challenges your business may face.

Country risk profiles

We provide country risk profiles, and analyze the economic, legal risks, operational, political, security, and tax of a particular country. This is essential for the choosing an appropriate jurisdiction for investment and operations.

Tax and regulatory frameworks

With regard to the tax and regulatory frameworks, we provide an overview of the local tax system (corporate income tax, value-added tax, employee tax and special tax regimes), banking and exchange control regulations, investment regulations, as well as the costs and requirements of setting up legal entities, and doing business, and registration and acquiring relevant licenses and authorizations.

Our compliance advice on risk prevention includes reviewing the status quo, monitoring and advising on improvements, assess and mitigate risk, detect and investigate potential misconduct, and remediate compliance issues. We also advise on Export control, Anti-bribery and anti-corruption, Data protection, Business transactions, as well as due diligence on business or potential partners.