Global law firm Clifford Chance has announced the appointment of Jennifer Chimanga and Mustapha Mourahib as co-heads of its Africa Group, effective from October 1, 2023. They will succeed Anthony Giustini in this role.
Jennifer Chimanga, formerly Co-Head of East Africa and Africa Practice Leader for Telecoms, Media, and Technology (TMT), is a London-based corporate, M&A partner. She specializes in advising prominent global telecoms and technology companies on cross-border acquisitions, disposals, and investments.
Mustapha Mourahib, the Managing Partner of Clifford Chance’s Casablanca office, brings extensive expertise in strategic M&A, private equity, and finance transactions in Africa.
Charles Adams, Clifford Chance Global Managing Partner comments: “Jennifer and Mustapha are widely respected leaders who together, bring combined years of high quality, commercially focused insight in a dynamic market. I have no doubt their experience will continue to develop our strong position across the African continent. I also want to thank Tony Giustini for his work and dedication to the group.”
Jennifer Chimanga comments: “Clifford Chance has been my professional home since moving from my home country, Kenya, in 2011. It is an honour to be taking on the leadership of our market-leading Africa Group alongside Mustapha and working with some of the brightest legal minds to support our clients in pursuing opportunities and navigating risk in Africa”.
Mustapha Mourahib adds: “Despite the global macroeconomic changes of the last years, we continue to do complex, high profile and innovative work with our international and local clients in Africa. It’s an exciting time to do business in this part of the world and I look forward to working with Jennifer to build on our world-class service.”
Clifford Chance’s Africa Group covers 40 countries on the continent, serving 70 percent international clients and 30 percent clients of African origin. The firm has cultivated a robust team of Africa specialists since its inception in 2006, with experience spanning all major African jurisdictions.