This year Mishcon de Reya hosted the Best of Africa 20XV Awards - an evening to honour the philanthropic endeavours and achievements of African footballers based in the UK.
Attended by many current and former Premier League players and coaches from football clubs such as Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Manchester United, Norwich, Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur, the event was part of Mishcon de Reya's ‘Africa Season’, a series of events celebrating the firm's investment and interest in Africa.
Award winners included Vincent Kompany of Manchester City FC for his involvement as International Ambassador with 'SOS Children's Villages', a charity that works in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a place where Vincent himself has family and heritage. His teammate Yaya Touré was honoured for his work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme and is known for donating to those in need in Côte d'Ivoire and other countries in West Africa.
Mishcon de Reya has been advising clients with interests in Africa for many years; the continent is increasingly viewed as an exciting place to do business.
Please click here to read the press release about the evening.