Africa Legal, the first business division of the Africa Professional Services Group, was launched in 2018 to create a pan-African legal community.
As the leading Africa-focused legal media brand, we provide our community with:
* Daily news and market insights
* Data-driven research and interviews
* Visibility within global markets
* Career advice
* Career opportunities via Africa Legal’s integrated job board
* Affordable online courses via Africa Legal’s integrated course platform
To build pan-African communities of professionals to enable and empower growth and success.
A word from our founders
We are passionate about creating pan-African communities that will drive long-term success. We have developed an incredible client base which incorporates local- and international law firms, corporates and governments, all of whom value the business relationships we have built with them. These clients actively engage with us on a regular basis to develop both their African and global footprint.
We are incredibly humbled to be seen as the go-to platform that lawyers in Africa engage with on a daily basis for their latest legal news, jobs and certified training. They trust us to keep them up to speed on the very latest developments and to provide much-needed insight into the fast moving African legal market.
Viola Llewellyn is the co-founder and President of Ovamba Solutions, Inc.(www.Ovamba.com). Ovamba is an award winning African “FinTech” company that creates culturally attuned technologies to serve African SMEs with innovative finance products, eCommerce, logistics services, and drives financial inclusion to promote growth. Ms. Llewellyn was listed in the “Digital Undivided Report” as one of the first Black women in the USA to have raised more than $1 million for a technology company. This same groundbreaking achievement was later featured in the April issue of Vanity Fair Magazine and she is listed on Innovate Finance’s 2016 & 2017 “Women in FinTech Power List”, and on “The Innov8tiv’s Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech To Watch in 2017” list.
Dayo Okusami, Senior Partner at Templars, one of Nigeria’s leading law firms.
Dayo has a law degree from the University of Jos, Nigeria, a Masters Degree in Law from the University of London and has over 20 years’ legal and commercial experience as a practising lawyer in in-house legal and non-legal roles.
He is an investor in a number of Nigerian and international companies in different sectors and also provides guidance to numerous companies by acting as a member of the Advisory Board, Board of Directors as well as Counsellor to the Board of Directors and/or Executive Management of different companies.
Andrew Skipper MBE, Chair of Africa Practice, Hogan Lovells
Andrew is a regular contributor to broader African issues. Following the UK Africa Investment Summit in 2020, he became a member of the UK government’s Africa Investors Group and is now its co-chair. Andrew is also a member of the Council of the Royal Africa Society, and sits on the board of the South African Chamber of Commerce in the UK. Andrew is a member of the working group on legal services for the UK-Nigeria Economic Development Forum (EDF), and as an advocate of the arts he is vice-chair of the advisory board of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington. He is also on the advisory Board of the 1-54 Art Fair. As a regular speaker and writer on African affairs, Andrew promotes an understanding of African business and culture, and his podcast, A Perspective, has gained a substantial following.
Lloyd Manokore, Strategy Advisor and Investment Consultant, Emerging Africa Advisory Group
Lloyd is the managing consultant of the Dubai-based Emerging Africa Advisory Group. He is also the founder of Manokore Attorneys-DLA Piper Zimbabwe, a leading innovative commercial law firm in that market. The firm has been endorsed by Chambers Global and IFLR1000, was judged African Law Firm of the Year (Small Practice Award) 2018 and recently announced as Zimbabwe Law Firm of the Year (IFLR1000 Sub-Saharan Africa Award 2020,2021). Lloyd has an invaluable grasp of markets within sub-Saharan Africa and an effective continent-wide business network. In addition, he has a comprehensive and practical legal understanding and transaction experience of business and economic development issues concerning Africa.
Africa Legal is delighted to support Save the Children, the world's leading independent organisation for children.
Africa Legal is passionate about the provision of education for all. We encourage our professional community to engage and act to affect change on the African continent by getting involved in long term practical projects.