Rémy Fekete ranked “Best Lawyer for Sovereigns" and among top 20 of "The 100 Business Lawyers of 2019" by Jeune Afrique Business+ magazine

Rémy Fekete, a partner in Jones Day's Government Regulation Practice based in the Firm's Paris Office, was ranked the "Best Lawyer for Sovereigns" and among the top 20 of the "100 Business Lawyers of 2019" by Jeune Afrique Business+, the first digital economic information service for decision-makers active in Africa.

Jones Day's Africa practice is widely recognized for its key role throughout the African continent. It includes more than 50 lawyers dedicated to the development of digital networks and services, renewable energy, oil and gas, mining, transportation, and financial services in Africa. The Firm advises on regulation, financing, restructuring, M&A, licensing, concessions, public-private partnerships (PPPs), and international litigation and arbitration. Key clients include a number of States (hence the ranking of Rémy Fekete as "Best Lawyer for Sovereigns") as well as telecom operators, media and digital platforms, oil majors, investment funds, utility companies, startups, and financial institutions.

"We are especially grateful to all our clients who have consistently trusted us for many years," said Mr. Fekete. "We are pleased to bring to the complex projects entrusted to us not only the legal analysis, but also the constructive energy that enables them to achieve concrete results. We remain fully committed to the advancement of law and good governance. In 2020, we will continue to work alongside our clients for the rapid completion of major infrastructure projects that are key to the economic development of the continent."

The honorees were selected by Jeune Afrique Business+ based on 350 submissions evaluated against several criteria, including number of matters from early 2019 to early 2020, geographical diversity, financial value of transactions, or complexity of matters.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.