White & Case Partner Joshua Siaw is among Britain's 100 most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage, according to the 2016 Powerlist announced by Powerful Media on November 23.
First published in 2007, the annual Powerlist profiles the top 100 most influential black people in Britain, selected by an independent panel and chosen because of their "ability to alter events and change lives." More information about the list is available at www.powerlist.co.uk.
Siaw joins influential public figures such as Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton, billionaire telecommunications tycoon and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim, journalist Sir Trevor McDonald OBE and the UK's first non-white High Court female judge, Dame Linda Penelope Dobbs, DBE, all of whom have been featured on the prestigious nationwide list.
Siaw is a partner in White & Case's Global Banking Practice and Director of the Firm's Africa practice. He advises corporates, governments, banks and other financial institutions on cross-border finance transactions in Africa. In 2014, Siaw was named by Forbes as "one of Africa's most influential young business leaders" and identified by Euromoney as one of Africa's “Rising Stars,” a list of individuals and power brokers who are transforming the financial, investment and business landscape in Africa. In the same year, Siaw was also named a "Young Business Leader of the Year" by the African Union.