African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) – The Next Leap for Africa?

We are delighted to share a recording of the panel discussion which Herbert Smith Freehills and Singular Group co-hosted on 28 May 2021 regarding the role the AfCFTA can play in the development of the African continent and the opportunities for businesses and investors. Keynote address: H.E Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental … Read more

The India/Africa story

Chair of the HSF India group, Chris Parsons shares his views on Indian's investment in Africa over the past ten years. In this video, Chris considers the key themes that characterise India's investment flow into the region, how Indian investment has been perceived in Africa and what future investment flows may look like. Read more

Welcome to Africa Week 2021

We are delighted to launch our HSF Africa Week to mark the annual celebration of Africa Day on 25 May. In a video message, Herbert Smith Freehills CEO, Justin D'Agostino welcomes everyone to the start of the inaugural Africa Week which includes a series of Africa focused virtual events. These event seek to bring together African specialists and commentators to discuss critical issues and key trends across the continent, including energy transition, digitalisation, ESG, funding sources and intra-continental trade. Read more


Authors: Paula Hodges QC, Nina Bowyer, Martin Kavanagh and William Breeze What to do about the economy, corruption and oil are just some of the issues dividing Nigerian politicians and splitting voters in the presidential and national assembly elections this year. Will it be more of the same for Nigeria in 2019, or will it … Read more