Asafo & Lawtons is a leading team of lawyers providing a high-quality full-service offering focused on the African continent

about us

High-quality cross-border legal services dedicated to Africa
Joining forces with Asafo & Co. offices across Africa, the Asafo & Lawtons team in Johannesburg has a shared dedication to the continent and to meeting the challenges of Africa’s rapid evolving economies. The launch of Asafo & Lawtons comes as a timely response to current market demands and has transformed the African legal services landscape by creating a unique service offering dedicated to providing top tier legal services on a truly Pan-African basis.

With our combined capacity, Asafo & Lawtons offers a 360° presence throughout Africa: North, South, East and West, comprising both Anglophone and Francophone countries and with extensive experience in both civil law and common law. We bring to the table an integrated team of legal professionals with significant on the ground local know-how and international expertise.

Through our experience with key stakeholders and businesses in Africa, Asafo & Lawtons is well-positioned to drive progress forward throughout the continent.
Africa will experience significant industrial growth in the years ahead, with an emphasis on
clean energy, connectivity of infrastructure, capital markets and financing instruments,
new technology and the promise of intra-African trade.

Asafo & Lawtons’ Pan-African

service offering

Led by lawyers many of whom have decades of experience in large international firms sharing a vast experience of high-end projects and investments in Africa.

These combined capabilities result in a distinct alternative for businesses seeking legal support in Africa, at both domestic and international levels.

We are ideally placed to advise industrial groups, investment funds, commercial banks and development financial institutions, African states and communities, established African champions as well a multitude of start-ups and young companies with high innovation impact potential
The African and global champions of tomorrow.

Practice areas and key sectors

that Asafo & Lawtons focuses on:






get in touch with us

140 West Street
Sandton, 2196
South Africa

T: +27 11 286 6900