CMS, an integrated, multi-jurisdictional organisation of law firms that offers full-service legal and tax advice, has extended its footprint in Africa following the addition of Mozambique-based Couto, Graça e Associados Limitada (CGA)
With the new addition, the organisation can register Mozambique as one of the 44 countries it has a presence in, a list which already includes Angola, Morocco, South Africa and Kenya. CGA boasts an established presence in the African business and legal community and is the largest firm in Mozambique. Joining CMS will allow CGA to strengthen its international profile by utilising the former’s global client base.
Duncan Weston, executive partner at CMS, remarked, “Expanding our presence in Africa remains a business imperative for CMS. Many of CMS’s clients have multiple in-country operations in Africa and we are committed to ensuring they get the legal services they need to protect and develop their businesses. CGA has a reputation for outstanding service quality and extensive local market knowledge. This knowledge, combined with CMS’s expertise, will help us build a practice with a truly African identity.”
Pedro Couto, CGA chairman, added, “Our entry into CMS makes us part of an organisation of law firms with international coverage. We expect to benefit from their experience, knowledge and client base with interests in Mozambique. We believe that this membership will allow us to adhere to the latest, most innovative and efficient law firm practices, thereby improving the way we manage our business and service our clients.”