Boom de l’économie verte : les défis de l’industrie minière congolaise / Green economy boom: challenges and opportunities for DRC’s mining industry

Click here for the English translation Cet article a initialement été publié par Jeune Afrique dans son numéro du 1er Juin 2021 La transition vers une économie sobre en carbone s’accélère à la faveur des plans de relance économique dont les objectifs à cet égard sont ambitieux. Or pour les économistes, la transition énergétique n’aura … Read more

AFRICAN INFRASTRUCTURE: THE CEOs’ VISION

HSF is a proud supporter of The Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfIDA) and recently participated in a roundtable debate which discussed how to achieve sustainable infrastructure for all in Africa. The following is an extract of that discussion published in the Financial Times (FT) on 1 June 2021 in its special report on Investing in … Read more

THE SUDANESE MINERAL LAW REGIME AND POTENTIAL LAW REFORM RECOMMENDATIONS

INTRODUCTION Sudan as a potential mining jurisdiction On 6 October 2017, the United States permanently lifted a twenty year-long raft of sanctions on Sudan. The decision was made in response to the African nation’s attempts to address concerns relating to terrorism, as well as human rights abuses against civilians in the country’s Darfur region. By … Read more

Governance and Africa: Risks and consequence for COP26

In the lead up to the Glasgow COP26 later this year, and following President Biden’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate it is becoming increasingly clear that Africa’s resources will play a critical role in the fight against climate change.  To comply with the undertakings provided under the Paris Agreement and the European Green Deal countries across … Read more

African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) – The Next Leap for Africa?

We are delighted to share a recording of the panel discussion which Herbert Smith Freehills and Singular Group co-hosted on 28 May 2021 regarding the role the AfCFTA can play in the development of the African continent and the opportunities for businesses and investors. Keynote address: H.E Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental … Read more

AFRICA EUROPE FORUM

Herbert Smith Freehills was a proud supporter of the Africa Europe Forum which was held virtually on 17 – 18 May 2021. Thomas Kessler, a partner in the firm’s Frankfurt office, joined a panel discussion on the “Role of Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Power Supply” together with Mario Ledic, Director Governmental Affairs, ANDRITZ HYDRO … Read more

SOUTH AFRICA’S TRANSITION TO ELECTROMOBILITY : A ZERO SUM GAME

On 18 May 2021, South Africa’s Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) published its initial discussion paper on the country’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs). The Auto Green Paper was published in response to the submissions which the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition received from South Africa’s major motor vehicle manufacturers following his … Read more

Digital Transformation in Africa

As part of our virtual events planned to take place this week, we were delighted to host our live webinar on Digital Transformation in Africa on 27 May. Journalist and BBC presenter, Lerato Mbele moderated the discussion with members of our digital law team, Martin Hevey, Alexandra Neri and Rohan Isaacs. The panel opened with introducing digital transformation and the shape … Read more