Between October and November, Mishcon de Reya put the spotlight on Africa by teaming up with Business Council for Africa to host two events. The first event was a roundtable featuring Emma Wade Smith, the UK Government’s first ever Trade Commissioner for Africa, and her team. During the discussion, attended by representatives of both large
Over the last couple of years, the world has seen a race to develop the best expertise in financial technology – boosted and supported by technological evolution, availability of funding, increased support from governments and regulators and changing customer appetite and expectations.
Despite tracing its roots to the early 20th century when the Rockefeller family and others began centralising family assets, the family office concept only revealed signs of increasing popularity in the 1980s.
In a bid to leapfrog the traditional steps to development a number of West African economies are developing ‘Smart City’ solutions in major urban areas. One such solution, the establishment of new satellite cities, is yielding mixed results in the region.
In its Global Competitiveness Report 2017/2018 the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks Mauritius 1st in Sub-Saharan Africa and 45th globally.
Last week, Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced an investigation into the impact of international students on the UK.
After 2015’s slump in oil prices, African growth is surging back. The World Bank is expecting growth of 2.9% in sub-Saharan Africa this year.
On Tuesday 18 July, Mishcon de Reya played host to over 200 guests for British Council Africa and Invest Africa’s drinks to celebrate their new partnership.
On 8th June 2017, The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development delivered this Government’s third and mid-term budget as a continuation of its roadmap, with little change to economic policy.
The fight is on to attract business away from London. But what should banks be thinking about when deciding where to move?
Summer feels like it is already here. Given the upcoming electoral calendar the political temperature will also likely rise.
It might only be a procedural step but this week marked another important pre-Brexit negotiations milestone. The Council of Ministers’ General Affairs Council (GAC) formally approved its Brexit “negotiating directives”, the final procedural hurdle ahead of the start of negotiations proper.