Author Archives: Morne van der Merwe

The impact of Brexit on South Africa and Africa

View from the Carlton Centre, Africa's tallest building. Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Photo Credit: Adamina (

By Morne van der Merwe, Managing Partner and Head of the Corporate/M&A Practice, ¬†Baker McKenzie Johannesburg ¬†Countries in Africa are preparing for the reality that a hard Brexit could lead to increased risk aversion and reduced investor appetite for trade in the region. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), said recently that […]