Abidjan office marks 11th African market for the Miranda Alliance
The Miranda Alliance has announced the addition of a new member office in Ivory Coast further reinforcing the Alliance’s commitment to Francophone Africa and continuing its local reach to eleven African jurisdictions.
Through an association with CDI COUNSEL, one of Ivory Coast’s dynamic young law firms, the Miranda Alliance will offer a full service to its international clients, bringing local expertise particularly in the natural resources and agriculture sectors, alongside wider corporate, tax, commercial (including OHADA), employment, regulatory and dispute resolution know how.
CDI COUNSEL has its headquarters in the Ivory Coast’s main commercial centre Abidjan but services clients across the country.
For Diogo Xavier da Cunha, Miranda’s Managing Partner, the founding member of the Miranda Alliance, the opening in Ivory Coast is the result of client-led expansion and calls from several member firms, and further reinforces the Miranda Alliance firms’ expertise and commitment to Sub-Saharan Africa.
“Ivory Coast presents a unique opportunity and is a natural extension of our current Africa capabilities. We have been assisting clients in Ivory Coast for a number of years and the addition of CDI COUNSEL merely underlines what is in reality an increasing commitment to the country and the region as a whole.
The growth we are experiencing in Sub-Saharan Africa is underwritten by the expansion of a number of major clients who see growth in Ivory Coast as a means to diversify their regional investment portfolios. They have told us they want to capitalise on the ability of the Miranda Alliance to offer dedicated local expertise but with international standards of service and oversight. Since announcing the opening to our clients over this past week we have had multiple enquiries, which bodes well not only for us but for the prospect of further investment in the Ivory Coast economy as a whole.”
Since 2010, the Miranda Alliance has undertaken careful expansion from its market-leading Lusophone roots into a number of key Francophone jurisdictions through partnerships with leading local law firms. The Francophone offering of the network currently extends to Republic of the Congo (Cabinet Gomes), Democratic Republic of the Congo (MBM-CONSEIL), Cameroon (Abeng Law Firm), Gabon (Cabinet Nguia) and now Ivory Coast (CDI COUNSEL), which local expertise is reinforced by the Alliance’s liaison office member in France.