Lex Mundi Admits New Member Firms in Kenya and Uganda

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New Member Firms Expand and Strengthen Lex Mundi's Africa Coverage

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With the addition of Coulson Harney and AF Mpanga, Lex Mundi strengthens its presence in Africa and underscores its commitment to provide clients and its member firms access to the most experienced local counsel in Africa and around the world.

Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to admit Coulson Harney as the exclusive member firm for Kenya and AF Mpanga as the exclusive member firm for Uganda.

Coulson Harney is a Kenyan full service corporate and commercial law firm providing legal advice and transaction services to a wide range of clients from Kenya and overseas. With 10 partners and more than 30 lawyers, Coulson Harney is one of the fastest growing law firms in Kenya in recent years.

Coulson Harney has been widely recognized for its legal services in corporate and commercial, banking and finance, capital markets, energy and resources, real estate, intellectual property and dispute resolution.

AF Mpanga, the new member firm for Uganda, was founded in October 2003 and has built a clientele which includes leading local and international financial institutions, private investment funds, leading manufacturers and industrialists, international and local nongovernmental organizations and high net worth individuals. The firm’s main practice areas are banking and finance, corporate mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, infrastructure, energy, oil and gas, and litigation.

AF Mpanga is recognized for providing professional legal services and ancillary services that draws upon its unique knowledge of the African business environment and an in-depth understanding of the socio-political climate.

Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi, commented, "We are extremely pleased to welcome these outstanding firms to our network. With the addition of Coulson Harney and AF Mpanga, Lex Mundi strengthens its presence in Africa and underscores its commitment to provide clients and its member firms access to the most experienced local counsel in Africa and around the world."

Richard Harney, the Managing Partner of Coulson Harney stated, “We are honored to join the list of distinguished firms within the Lex Mundi network. Lex Mundi recognized that inviting our firm to join the network would strengthen its domestic and international capabilities.”

David Mpanga, Partner with AF Mpanga added, “Our membership in Lex Mundi will enhance our ability to serve our clients and contribute to their success. We are pleased to become a member of the Lex Mundi World Ready network.”

Both Coulson Harney and AF Mpanga are part of the Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group. The group advises clients throughout Africa with offices in five African countries – Gaborone, Botswana, Nairobi, Kenya, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Kampala, Uganda.

About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.

Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Working together, Lex Mundi members are able to seamlessly handle their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through our nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.

For more information, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com and http://www.lexmundiprobono.org.

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