Hogan Lovells’ Africa practice lead, Andrew Skipper has been awarded the Lifetime achievement award for excellence in the field of Commercial Law by the South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA).
The SAPSA awards recognize the contributions made by unsung heroes, who fly their flags high for their country, their clients or their companies. The awards were created to encourage other professionals to join their rank and strive to take their industries forward.
“Andrew’s problem-solving approach and dedication over the years, heading Hogan Lovells global corporate practice and now leading the firm’s Africa practice, makes him the ideal candidate to receive this award. Andrew has developed a team that delivers the high quality of service we are known for globally to international and regional clients on the continent and beyond. Our aim is to partner with clients and our preferred local law firms to realise opportunities and achieve our business goals,” says Susan Bright, Regional Managing Partner, UK and Africa at Hogan Lovells.
As the head of the Africa practice, Andrew is renowned for client centered approach and overseeing one of the most dynamic and entrepreneurial groups within the firm.
With his roots in commercial law, Andrew has acted for a wide range of businesses, from sports to consumer, agribusiness, and pharmaceuticals. More recently, he tackled complicated and sophisticated contracts across various countries in Africa, in addition to assisting multinational corporates all over the world.
Africa is a diverse and ever-evolving business market. As head of the global team, Andrew works tirelessly to ensure that Hogan Lovells is recognised as a firm that understands, operates, invests, and truly respects the dynamics of an African business.