Listen to African Business Podcast Series 2, Episode 2: Outlook for the African legal and operating environment with Andrew Skipper, head of Africa, Hogan Lovells
In this episode, we speak to Andrew Skipper, head of Africa at Hogan Lovells and a senior partner in the corporate practice of the firm. Skipper sets out the pertinent issues for investors and entrepreneurs to be aware of on the continent’s diverse legal landscape, which draws on indigenous customary law and common law principles as well as legal frameworks of several other jurisdictions. He also highlights the significant impact that Covid-19 has had on the law.
Skipper also discusses the importance of culture in business, and how his love of Africa and African art has deepened his understanding and appreciation of the socio-historical issues on the continent. The firm is a staunch supporter of many arts and cultural programmes on the continent such as Africa 1:54, while Skipper is also on the council of the Royal African Society.