ESG Tracker SADC Region October 2021

There are so many ESG-related publications and developments that it is hard to keep abreast of them all. For this reason, HSF is now publishing a monthly tracker of ESG-related publications and developments. The primary focus of the tracker is on developments that may be of most interest to or which are likely to impact … Read more

PATRICK LEYDEN WINS CLIENT CHOICE AWARD FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Patrick Leyden, a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Johannesburg office, is the winner of Lexology’s 2021 Client Choice Award for Energy & Natural Resources in South Africa, an award he also won in 2020. Patrick, a corporate lawyer, practises across a number of industry sectors but specialises in mining and energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. His … Read more

ESG Tracker SADC Region September 2021

There are so many ESG-related publications and developments that it is hard to keep abreast of them all. For this reason, HSF is now publishing a monthly tracker of ESG-related publications and developments. The primary focus of the tracker is on developments that may be of most interest to or which are likely to impact … Read more

ESG Tracker SADC Region August 2021

There are so many ESG-related publications and developments that it is hard to keep abreast of them all. For this reason, HSF is now publishing a monthly tracker of ESG-related publications and developments. The primary focus of the tracker is on developments that may be of most interest to or which are likely to impact … Read more

Legal developments in the energy and mining sectors in Francophone Africa

Our Paris-based partner Mathias Dantin has contributed to the International Energy and Natural Resources Law chapter of The Year in Review 2021, an annual survey of the law from around the world published by the American Bar Association (ABA), by writing on recent legal developments in the energy and mining sectors in each of Algeria, … Read more

ESG Tracker SADC Region June-July 2021

There are so many ESG-related publications and developments that it is hard to keep abreast of them all. For this reason, HSF is now publishing a monthly tracker of ESG-related publications and developments. The primary focus of the tracker is on developments that may be of most interest to or which are likely to impact … Read more

CLEARING THE WATERS: THE UPSTREAM PETROLEUM RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT BILL, 2021

∨ Introduction ∨ Key differences between the 2019 Bill and the 2021 Bill ∨ Conclusion INTRODUCTION Total S.A.’s (Total) initial discovery just over two years ago of gas concentrate in the Outeniqua Basin (Brulpadda prospect, Block 11B/12B) offshore South Africa – a deposit reportedly containing around one billion barrels of oil equivalent1 – has placed … 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