Africa’s competitive edge as a clean hydrogen hub

The following article by Nina Bowyer, a partner based in our Paris office and the co-Head of the firm’s Africa Practice Group, and Barbara McNulty, an associate based in our London office, was first published by Africa Oil Week (AOW) ahead of AOW 2022, taking place in Cape Town in October 2022. Herbert Smith Freehills … Read more

Africa Merger Control Tool

Our informative and interactive guide on the current state of competition merger regulation across Africa is now available.  The Africa Merger Control Tool includes information on national and regional merger control regimes across the continent, with key information on thresholds for notification of mergers, filing fees payable for merger investigations and the timing of merger investigations.  This … Read more

ESG TRACKER SADC REGION AUGUST 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

Rio Tinto’s Serbian saga offers a lesson in critical minerals

The failure of the Jadar Project in Serbia should be viewed as an opportunity for all role-players to recalibrate their processes in line with ESG principles. The northern hemisphere’s summer of 2022 will be remembered as one of the hottest in recorded history. For example, Nasa reported that June was one of the hottest Junes on record. … Read more

Africa Competition Law Update

SOUTH AFRICAN COMPETITION LAW DEVELOPMENTS Competition Appeal Court upholds decision finding Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Pty) Ltd in breach of merger conditions Competition Appeal Court engages in characterisation exercise in assessment of alleged collusion in Tourvest Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Competition Commission and Another Competition Commission issues Practice Note on the Promotion of Competition and Inclusion … Read more

ESG TRACKER SADC REGION JULY 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

Collaboration and cultural awareness

International dispute resolution experts Khrushchev Ekwueme and Paula Hodges QC recently spoke to Craig Sisterson about the importance of collaboration Paula Hodges QC, Head of the Global Arbitration Practice, recently shared her views with Africa Legal on the importance of collaboration amongst lawyers and law firms. Paula explained that it is common in international arbitration … Read more

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISES DIAGEO ON ITS AGREEMENT TO SELL 100% OF GUINNESS CAMEROON S.A., TO CASTEL GROUP FOR £389,000,000

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Diageo, a global leader of beverage alcohol, on its agreement to sell 100% of Guinness Cameroon S.A., one of the most important brewers in Cameroon, to France’s Castel Group for £389,000,000. On completion, Castel will take over the production and nationwide distribution of Guinness in Cameroon under a licence and … Read more