Jacqui Reed was recently interviewed on South African radio station Kaya FM to discuss the interplay between labour law and the entrepreneurial ambitions of employees. The discussion elaborated on some of the issues employees need to consider prior to pursuing interests unrelated to those of the business for which they work. Importantly, one must be … Read more

DRC Mining Week

Herbert Smith Freehills is a sponsor of DRC Mining Week taking place in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, on 1-3 June 2022. Paris-based Partner Bertrand Montembault will moderate a panel which will discuss Battery Minerals: is DRC ready to harness the Green Transition? Further details of the event can be found here. Read more

Africa Competition Law Update

HSF AFRICA MERGER TOOL LAUNCHING SOON We will soon be launching an informative guide on the current state of merger control competition regulation across Africa. The effective regulation of competition continues to be a key development focus in Africa, especially as Africa remains a growing foreign investment destination. Merger regulation regimes have been implemented in various countries … Read more


Egypt has recently announced a partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the development of a hydrogen strategy as part of the government’s ambitious energy transition plans. It was reported that Egypt would allocate $40 billion to fund the implementation of the strategy, with the aim of achieving a production capacity … Read more

ESG Tracker SADC Region March 2022

There are so many ESG-related publications and developments that it is hard to keep abreast of them all. For this reason, HSF publishes a monthly tracker of ESG-related publications and developments, with a primary focus on developments that may be of most interest to or impact our clients in the Southern African Development Community, be … Read more

MSGBC Basin Summit and Exhibition 2022

Herbert Smith Freehills is a sponsor of the MSGBC Basin Summit and Exhibition taking place in Dakar, Senegal on 9-11 May 2022. Paris-based Of Counsel Paul Morton will moderate a panel which will discuss Updates on Recent Local Content Legislation & Regulation, Actions Taken and Opportunities Created. Further details of the event, which is being … Read more

Green energy transition presents ‘unparalleled’ opportunity for Zambia

The green energy transition presents an “unparalleled” opportunity for Zambia, but for it to work, the mining sector needs a fair, predictable and stable regulatory framework, law firm Herbert Smith Freehills partner and Africa co-chair Peter Leon said during an address at the Chatham House Conference, in Lusaka, Zambia, on March 30. The administration of … Read more