Legal 500 Names White & Case Partners Top Lawyers for Africa Matters

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The Legal 500 has recognized nine White & Case partners on its 2019 "Private Practice Powerlist, Africa Specialists," a directory of the leading UK-based lawyers working on Africa-related matters, according to The Legal 500. Lawyers are selected for the Africa Powerlist based on research conducted by The Legal 500, starting with nominations provided by the candidates' own clients.

The White & Case partners in The Legal 500's Africa Powerlist are:

  • Paule Biensan (Paris)
  • Mukund Dhar (London)
  • Jason Kerr (London)
  • Philip Stopford (London)
  • Charles Nairac (Paris)
  • Christophe von Krause (Paris)
  • Caroline Miller Smith (London)
  • Joshua Siaw (London)
  • Michael Polkinghorne (Paris)

The Africa Powerlist "highlights those professionals who are recognised as dedicated and capable in providing specialised, expert and transformative advice helping the continent of Africa realise its mighty potential," according to The Legal 500. "Banks, private equity investors and development finance institutions are becoming more comfortable with lending for Africa-based projects, and the rate of infrastructure and renewable energy transactions is increasing. Such deals are very often first-in-market, and lawyers working on them are innovating and trendsetting in terms of the practice of related law. Lawyers working in Africa in this sense are true pioneers, displaying creativity and expertise to find solutions."