FT and Legal Week Recognise the Greece Collaborative Project with Social Responsibility Innovation Awards
Through an innovative pro bono partnership between six international law firms and the NGO European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL), volunteer lawyers have been able to provide meaningful legal assistance both in person and remotely to asylum seekers residing in camps in the Greek Islands of Lesvos and Samos. This collaboration – over the past 14 months – has helped thousands of vulnerable individuals who confront grave human rights consequences without access to legal assistance.
The Financial Times and Legal Week have now named the Greece Pro Bono Collaborative Project as the winner of their respective social responsibility innovation awards. We are very thankful to these publications for their support, and our project partners Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Orrick, Dentons, White & Case, and ELIL. A joint project statement in response to the awards can be found on the ELIL website here.
For further information on the project please contact Kerry Stares.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises AgDevCo on $70m of DFI Funding
AgDevCo is a specialist impact investor in African agribusinesses.
Yahoo and Food Business Africa cover the firm's involvement in Oba Pack's investment in the Babator Farming Company
Oba Pack Company Limited, a Ghanaian-owned agribusiness, purchased the Babator Farming Company Limited (BFC) on 31 December 2021.
Charles Russell Speechlys wins best Legal Services: Private Equity at the Africa Global Funds Awards 2021
We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the Legal Services: Private Equity award at the AGF Service Providers Awards 2021.
Africa Global Funds: Trends in African Agri Sector
Adrian Mayer writes on African Agri Sector for Africa Global Funds Magazine August 2021.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Metier on US$39m investment into Africa Mobile Networks
AMN builds, owns, operates and maintains mobile network infrastructure in Africa.
Africa Global Funds Webinar: Due Diligence for PE Funds in Africa
Victoria Younghusband joined the panel discussing the challenges around due diligence for funds in Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys Africa Team advises Ascent Rift Valley Fund II
ARVF II will invest equity in leading small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Eastern Africa.
InvestAfrica: Checking in or Checking out? Financing Africa’s Hotels in 2021
The discussion examined the strategies investors and financial institutions can implement to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
Charles Russell Speechlys, Strategic Partners of the Asoko Insight West Africa's Family-Owned Business Report
The report is the most comprehensive study of Family-Owned Businesses throughout West Africa.
Africa Global Funds report on the firm's involvement in advising Daystar Power Group on its Series B investment
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Daystar Power, on its $38m Series B investment from a consortium of investors.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Daystar Power Group on USD $38m Series B investment
Continuing to assist Daystar Power, a leading provider of hybrid solar power solutions to businesses in West Africa.
Jeffrey Lee, Jessica Leung and Jessica Chow write for the ICLG chapter on Hong Kong's private client laws and regulations
The team have contributed to ICLG's cross-border insight into private client work.
The impact of COVID-19 on deals across Africa
Adrian Mayer discusses the impact of COVID-19 on deals across Africa in an interview with African Global Funds.
Mauritius within the European Union's AML high-risk third countries list
An action plan has been announced to better enforce and supervise the EU’s rules to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Harborough Limited and management team of GHL Bank Plc on the sale of GHL to First National Bank of Ghana
GHL, in addition to its retail and corporate banking products and services offering is a leading provider of mortgage financing in Ghana.
International Women’s Day 2020 – 8 Women for 8 March
International Women’s Day offers us a great opportunity to celebrate inspirational women and our female colleagues.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Growthpoint Investec African Properties
This is part of GIAP’s strategy to aggregate a quality portfolio of commercial real estate assets across Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises AgDevCo on investment into Rwandan maize producer and on Ugandan joint venture
AgDevCo is a social impact investor and project developer operating exclusively in the agriculture sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Daystar Power Group and founder on $10 million equity stake by Verod Capital Management and Persistent Energy
Daystar Power Group is a pan-African electricity company specialising in the generation of solar energy.
Predator Oil & Gas Holdings Plc issues a convertible loan note to raise £1.5 million
Predator is an oil and gas exploration company.