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Adrian Mayer writes for The Law Society Gazette on opportunities for collaboration between the UK and Africa

Many of us will have read the legal sector headlines earlier this year on India opening up its legal market to foreign law firms for the very first time.

These stories are good news for all involved, and indicative of a world that is becoming more sophisticated and interconnected. There is a similar trend in west Africa at the moment, specifically in Ghana.

Adrian Mayer, Corporate Partner and Head of the Firm’s Africa desk writes a piece for The Law Society Gazette on opportunities for collaboration between the UK and Africa.

See a snippet below:

"As the head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ Africa desk, I visit the region frequently and am struck by just how much enthusiasm for collaboration with the UK can be found in that continent....I can say without bias that it is a region that is growing at pace with plenty of opportunities for collaboration.

"Private capital presents a massive opportunity for Ghana. Recent figures from the African Private Capital Association (AVCA) show a meteoric rise in the total volume of private capital deals in Africa – from around just 200 in 2016, to 576 in 2022, a 188% uplift."

Read the full article in The Law Society Gazette here.

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