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Investing in Sierra Leone

03 April 2017 | Africa group
Guides – By Stéphane Brabant, partner, Gavin Williams, partner and Andrew Cannon, partner


Herbert Smith Freehills, Standard Chartered and Prudential plc are delighted to have worked together to produce this Investor Guide for Sierra Leone website.

As global businesses with a long-standing commitment to Africa in general – and Sierra Leone in particular – we are passionate about helping Sierra Leone recover and emerge stronger from the Ebola crisis. While challenges remain, the country offers tremendous potential, with strong underlying growth and investment opportunities. We are absolutely committed to working with the Government of Sierra Leone and international partners and investors to help the country reach its full potential, for the benefit of all.


This Investor Guide outlines the opportunities the country offers, provides context for potential investors and outlines resources that potential investors can draw on.

Each of our organisations has responded to the Ebola crisis, deploying our resources, networks and expertise to help where we can. We have also recognised that we are stronger when we work together, which is why we joined forces to form the City Ebola Taskforce. There is no doubt that the financial and professional services sector has an important role to play in supporting the rebuilding of stronger banking, insurance and legal frameworks in Sierra Leone.

The work in regenerating Sierra Leone will stretch well beyond the immediate aftermath of the crisis and will require commitment, skill and imagination over the coming months and years. We hope that this Investor Guide will grow and develop, and will serve as a useful resource for all those with an interest in helping Sierra Leone on its path towards economic recovery.

Visit the Investing in Sierra Leone website

Sierra Leone microsite

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For further information please contact Rebecca Perlman, Associate, Pro Bono.