Joshua Siaw | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Joshua Apeadu-Siaw
Joshua Apeadu-Siaw

Joshua Siaw

Partner, London, Johannesburg

T +44 20 7532 1000

T +27 11 341 4015

E jsiaw@whitecase.com

Overview

Partner in White & Case's Global Banking Practice and Director of the Firm's Africa practice, Josh advises corporates, governments, banks and other financial institutions on cross-border project development and finance transactions.

Josh has significant knowledge and experience of the African markets, and has worked on a number of landmark cross-border finance deals in the region. International in outlook and practice background, he has dual Ghanaian and British nationality, and works between the Firm’s London and Johannesburg office.

In 2014, Josh was identified by Euromoney as one of Africa's Rising Stars, the publication's list of individuals and power brokers who are transforming the financial, investment and business landscape in Africa. In addition, he has been named by Forbes as "one of Africa's most influential young business leaders." Josh was also named a "Young Business Leader of the Year" by the African Union, and leading Africa-focused business publication The Africa Report also recognized Josh as "one of three individuals shaping Africa's economic future."

In 2016, Josh was named among Britain's 100 most influential black people by the Powerlist 2016. He has also been listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2016, which features the most accomplished men and women from around the globe.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • LLB (Hons), King's College London
  • LPC, BPP Law School

Languages

  • English
  • Twi (Ghanaian)

Experience

Financing provided to a Ghanaian groundnut oil company

Josh acted for an emerging market private equity fund in connection with a US$ 60 million credit facility and equity investment (backed by political risk insurance) provided to a major groundnut oil company in Ghana.

GECAD (Ghana) Limited

Josh acted for GECAD (Ghana) Limited, an engineering services company in Ghana, in its sale of a majority shareholding in Tema Osonor Plant Limited to Aldwych Osonor Holdings Limited.

Dow Chemical Company

Josh acted for Dow Chemical Company in connection with its intended US$ 17.4 billion joint venture transaction with Petrochemical Industries Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited

Josh acted for AngloGold Ashanti Limited in its US$1.5 billion refinancing.

Abu Dhabi United Group

Josh acted for the Abu Dhabi United Group Investment & Development Limited (Abu Dhabi United Group) in its £100 million acquisition of 90% of the ordinary shares of Manchester City Limited, the holding company of Manchester City Football Club.

Financing of Ineos Group's acquisition of Innovene

Josh acted for Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in the €9 billion financing of Ineos Group’s acquisition of BP's subsidiary, Innovene.

Publications

  • Paths to African Partnerships, Project Finance International 2014 Middle East & Africa Report, (co-author)
  • Risk and Reward – Engaging in Africa, Project Finance International 2014 Energy Report, (co-author)
  • Africa - From Petrodollars to Progress, The Times (London) Energy Supplement, 8 May 2014, (co-author)
  • International trade finance: Commercial letters of credit and independent payment undertakings, Practical Law Company's 2012 Multi-Jurisdictional Guide, (co-author)

Awards & Recognition

"Britain's 100 most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage", Powerlist, 2016

Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2016

"Africa Rising Star", Euromoney, 2014

"One of Africa's Most Influential Young Business Leaders", Forbes, 2014

"Young Business Leader of the Year", African Union Summit in Ethiopia, 2014

"One of three individuals shaping Africa's economic future", The Africa Report, 2014