From Vision to Fruition
Unlock Africa's business potential with expert legal services. At CDH, we specialise in providing comprehensive legal support to clients located in Africa or looking to do business across the continent. Our firm brings together the expertise and resources of leading African business law firms, offering proven experience in working with governments and their agencies, and local and transnational corporate organisations. With our extensive experience and in-depth understanding of diverse markets, we are a recognised enabler of business success in Africa.
Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing
We use our expertise across our disciplines to support our clients' growth and sustainability in the agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing sectors.
Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency
We have an experience team that can balance our clients' needs with the pragmatic realities they face.
Construction & Engineering
We support our clients in developing the built environment and we understand the importance of completing projects on time and within budget.
Consumer Goods, Services & Retail
Our multidisciplinary team provides innovative, practical and commercial advice to help our clients achieve their objectives.
Government and State-Owned Entities
We provide a comprehensive service that can be applied to all aspects of public law.
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Our multidisciplinary team develops creative strategies and integrated solutions for this important healthcare sector.
Hospitality & Leisure
Our skilled team has many years of experience working with public and private sector organisations in the industry.
Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade
We provide a multidisciplinary approach to legal and commercial matters across Africa.
Projects & Energy
We have an excellent understanding of the sector and use this to help clients maximise value and mitigate their risk.
Mining & Minerals
We help our clients navigate legal and administrative complexities in this key economic sector.
Oil & Gas
Our Oil and Gas team has substantial legal expertise across the value chain.
Experts from across our specialist practice areas advise on private equity matters.
Technology & Communications
Our team offers advice on a wide range of functions and sector-related issues.
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Njeri Wagacha talks to Carol Musyoka
Every month CDH Kenya Partner, Njeri Wagacha publishes her podcast 'Njeri Talks Law'. In this month's episode, Njeri sits down with the accomplished Carol MusyokaCorporate & Commercial Law
BPR 398: Will you be the yield to my instrument?
The tax treatment of interest and dividends is quite different. Generally, interest paid on money borrowed in the production of trading income is deductible for tax purposes, while...
A review of the report on the National Tax Policy: Taxing tomorrow towards economic resilience?
The draft National Tax Policy (Policy) was presented in Parliament on 27 April 2023 and is aimed at facilitating revenue mobilisation, income distribution, regulation of goods and...
An overview of the High Court's decision on the Finance Act, 2023: Was it just about the housing levy?
The Finance Bill, 2023 (Finance Bill) was passed by the National Assembly on 23 June 2023 and subsequently assented to by the President on 26 June 2023 thereby making it law, as the...
Clientèle Limited and Telesure Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited
CDH advised both Clientèle Limited and Telesure Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited on Clientèle's acquisition of 1Life Insurance Limited and Telesure's acquisition of 26%...
CDH's Private Equity advised Metier in establishing the Metier Capital Growth Fund III
CDH's Private Equity (Investment Funds) team advised Metier in establishing the Metier Capital Growth Fund III (a parallel fund structure in South Africa and Mauritius)
Absa Bank Limited
CDH is currently on the following panels which fall under ABSA. We oversee the registration of various home loans as well as complex commercial property finance loans.
Our real estate team advised Investec Bank in connection with the necessary loan documentation and security registrations for a ZAR multi-million mixed-use development which is...
First National Bank
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is currently on the following panels which fall under the greater FirstRand Bank Limited group: First National Bank Commercial Property Finance, FirstRand...
ECO (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd on its Acquisition in Guyana
CDH's Corporate & Commercial Practice and Oil & Gas Sector advised ECO (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd on its Acquisition in Guyana