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 and small businesses and African heads of mission, Emma explained how the UK Government is prioritising developing its relationship with Africa as a region.
The second event delved into the opportunities that are present for British businesses wanting to enter Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa. The panellists comprised three of the UK Prime Minister’s trade envoys to these countries: Lord Popat, Lord Hollick and Andrew Sealous MP. While the political context in these countries differs considerably, it was considered that they all present untapped opportunities for the UK.