Borderless . Seamless


Citadel Law Africa (CLA) is a homergrown cross-border Legal Practice in Africa. CLA provides seamless legal services across the African continent operating at international standards and with a deep unrivaled understanding of the African context.

At CLA, we are passionate about Africa and our purpose is to grow Africa’s economies, people, industries and markets.The multi-jurisdictional practice has legal industry specialist leaders and established offices in major cities across Africa


Citadel is premised on the firm conviction that Africa’s time is on the horizon and the continent’s best days are still a head. In establishing CLA we are inspired by AU’s Agenda 2063 which is the continent’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future.

We firmly believe that it is possible to deliver on the goal for inclusive and sustainable development through pan-African drive unity, self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity pursued under Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.


Area of Expertise

  • Cross-Border M&A and restructuring
  • Energy & Infrastructure Projects
  • Financial Services
  • International Trade & Investments
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • International Arbitration

Foot Print

  • 14 Countries
  • 60+ Cities
  • 150+ experts
  • Common Law, Civil Law and International Norms


  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Kiswahili
  • Amharic
  • Spanish

Representative Awards of Partner Firms

  • IFLR 1000
  • Chambers & Partners Global
  • Legal 500 EMEA Awards
  • African Legal Awards
  • Africa Business Excellence Awards
  • Client Choice Awards
  • Finance Monthly M&A Awards

Our Pillars


Global Standards

Quality knows no boundaries. We are at the forefront of homegrown legal excellence that measures up to the best in global standards of legal practice


Local Expertise

The key to dealing with a challenging terrain is having a good guide. In Africa we are the guide in addressing legal and regulatory issues in conducting business across borders.



In Africa pulling together is what drives our communities. Whether styled as Ubuntu or Harambee, at CLA we know the power of active collaboration with our colleagues, client, regulators, policy makers and other stakeholders and put it as the centre of our work with clients and partners.

Our People

Our greatest asset is Our People.

Our People

With over 150 legal industry specialist leaders in more than 14 countries, you can be assured of a wide array of perspectives, legal innovation, and vast experience, coupled with outstanding service to our clients across the African continent, while operating at international standards.

Borderless. Seamless

At CLA, we are passionate about Africa and our purpose is to grow Africa’s economies, people, industries and markets.


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