Joshua Siaw

Partner, London



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 in Africa.

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, 2017 and 2018 Josh was named among Britain's 100 most influential black people by the Powerlist. He has also been listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2016, 2017 and 2018, which features the most accomplished men and women from around the globe.

In 2018, Josh was selected as the only lawyer to join Prime Minister Theresa May on her trade mission to Africa.

In November 2018, Josh was appointed as a member of the UK-Africa FinTech Investment Group, following the UK Prime Minister's announcement of the formation of a UK-Africa FinTech Partnership.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
LLB (Hons)
King's College London
BPP Law School
Twi (Ghanaian)



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 and Recognition

"Britain's 100 most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage", Powerlist, 2018

Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2018

"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