Harnessing synergies to drive innovation

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White & Case partner Deji Adegoke spoke to Africa Legal about the continent's bright future in a fast-changing world.

The key challenge – and opportunity – facing Africa in the years ahead will be driven by energy transition, and, as trusted advisors, lawyers have the responsibility to help guide the conversation, said Adegoke, the new Head of the Firm's Africa Practice. "We were shouting from rooftops years back that energy transition in Africa has to have a different meaning to energy transition in North America or Europe, because those economies are at different points in their life cycle, and energy transitions needs to be nuanced in different contexts," said Adegoke, talking to Africa Legal.

"We have an opportunity and a responsibility to help guide the conversation around things like energy transition," he noted. "In the next few years we'll be focused on putting clients together where we think there are helpful synergies. We will also continue to be as innovative as possible, adding value to our clients in Africa by looking at deals we've done elsewhere in the world and adapting them for the African context. That's a real core strength of White & Case – we've always been very entrepreneurial, innovative, driven and very collaborative."

The full interview is online here.

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