allectus difference

The difference with Allectus

Legal services are at risk of becoming commoditised, where the services of one firm are indistinguishable from those of another. We set ourselves apart from others based on the exceptional service we provide to our clients. We understand that you operate in a complex industry and require far more from your corporate lawyers than “deal-making”. You need to know that we are your trusted adviser, with the skills, time and mindset to fight your corner and protect your long-term interests. You need to know we will deliver success. This means doing things differently.

  • While traditional law firms are geared up to do high volume work serviced by large teams of predominately junior lawyers, we believe you are better served by more experienced and accomplished lawyers who cut through the detail to give you the most effective solutions quickly.
  • We purposefully tackle fewer but more complex transactions, because our strength lies in providing laser-focussed strategic thinking.
  • We intentionally take on fewer clients, because we want to build a long lasting relationship with you, develop a deep understanding of your business and become an integral part of your team.
  • As a boutique offering, we prefer to be highly specialised in our core practices and sectors rather than provide as many legal services as possible, because we want to be the best at what we do.
allectus approach

We solve even the most complex and difficult legal problems quickly and efficiently – providing you with the most effective and comprehensive legal advice.

We think outside the box and deploy bold strategies that:

Leverage legal tools to maximise upside opportunities

Integrate activist legal strategies to unlock/protect value

Mitigate downside risks by being thorough in our analysis

Ensure compliance with ever-increasing fiduciary duties


Incorporate ESG for long-term sustainable results

Our Values

At Allectus, our wider purpose is to:


Become a key part of your success – by ensuring we provide you with a highly personalised service as your trust advisor


Share your entrepreneurial principles – by providing a new business model that empowers lawyers to build the practice they want so they are passionate about the work they do

Contribute positively to the legal ecosystem – by challenging outdated practices that no longer work for clients and lawyers alike

Contribute positively to society – by understanding that we have the ability and responsibility to influence through laws, regulations and private contracts

Being the best lawyer I can be has always been at the core of my career

About Our Managing Partner

Angeli is an award-winning corporate partner with decades of experience in private equity, M&A, financial restructurings, investor actions, complex business/shareholder disputes and corporate governance issues. She is one of the few lawyers with a truly international outlook gained from running practices in Europe, Hong Kong and South Africa.

Listed in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2023, Angeli has also been ranked in various legal journals including Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers during her career. Awards include Commercial Lawyer of the Year, Women and Diversity in Law Awards 2023; Partner of the Year: Highly Commended, African Legal Awards, 2020 and M&A lawyer of the year, Women in Law Awards, 2019.

Angeli acts as trusted advisor to prominent financial institutions, funds, family offices, corporates and HNW entrepreneurs on a wide range of investment strategies. At one end of the investment spectrum, Angeli has a long history of working with high profile activist/special situations investors and has a deep understanding of how activist tactics have developed around the world over time. She also acts for a number of private equity funds, having completed private equity transactions in at least 50 jurisdictions. At the other end of the investment spectrum, Angeli works on impact investments, having developed legal strategies to support and promote such investments particularly during her time in Africa.

Previous positions include corporate partner at a top tier US law firm (where she became one of their youngest partners), heading up the Hong Kong office of the US law firm and regional leader of Dentons’ Africa Private Equity practice.

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Services Offered

We set ourselves apart from others based on the exceptional service we provide to our clients. This means doing things differently.


Investor Disputes / Shareholder Engagement

We offer you unrivalled experience in advising the most high-profile investors on a wide range of investment issues/disputes that ultimately deliver value due to them...

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Impact and ESG Investments

We are at the forefront of evolving the traditional legal approach to M&A transactions to incorporate legal tools and solutions which promote and accelerate ESG and/or impact objectives...

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private equity

M&A / Private Equity

We have been involved in corporate transactions all around the world. We understand how deal dynamics and risk profile vary...

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special situation

Special Situation Investments

Our Managing Partner has decades of experience working with the most high profile event-driven/special situation funds. We understand that special situation deals have an additional layer of complexity...

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Core Corporate

We act as trusted legal adviser to our clients, often from the early days of their business - supporting their growth and solving legal challenges along the way...

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