Heenan Paris announces the signing of its strategic alliance with the South African law firm Thomson Wilks

The business law firms Heenan Paris and Thomson Wilks have announced the signing of their strategic and exclusive alliance to strengthen their activities respectively in Anglophone and Francophone Africa and to consolidate their practices.


Heenan Paris has a strong expertise in Africa and particularly in development projects and project financing. Its teams advise the firm’s clients at all stages of their projects from conception to realization and, as the case may be, litigation or arbitration. With over ten years of experience in this field, Heenan Paris’ partners are particularly well positioned in Africa’s key economic sectors such as energy, infrastructure, mining and natural resources.


Thomson Wilks is a full service law firm with offices in each of the major commercial centres in South Africa. Its teams provide transactional and litigation services to a broad range of national and international clients in all financial and commercial matters, as well as mining law. Created in 1995, it is now amongst the top tiers law firms of the country.


Jean-François Mercadier insists on the importance of this partnership: “We are confident that this alliance will bring great opportunities for our respective teams and we are excited to combine our expertise with that of Thomson Wilks. This partnership will enhance our services to our clients in their projects in South Africa, one of the most dynamic markets in the continent and more specifically in English-speaking countries of sub-Saharan Africa”.


Thomson Wilks managing partner, Stephen Thomson says that this exclusive strategic alliance has a number of benefits for both firms. “This alliance will offer Thomson Wilks’ clients with expert legal representation in Europe and French-speaking Africa, and will attract international business for our firm. For Heenan, the alliance means that they have secured a reliable, first class legal firm to look after the interests of its clients in Southern Africa”.


Both firms will shortly combine their expertise and work together on upcoming matters.


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