INITIAL COIN OFFERINGS ARE A NEW VERSION OF THE OLD WILD WEST

Author: Patrick Leyden As many as 80% of ICOs are either outright scams or fail to result in any working product, according to recent reports. At the height of its bull run in December 2017, the combined cryptocurrency market capitalisation was more than $800bn. In little more than a year the value of bitcoin had … Read more

SOUTH AFRICA’S CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RESTRICTS THE GOVERNMENT’S ABILITY TO CHALLENGE THE LAWFULNESS OF STATE-OWNED ENTITIES’ DECISIONS IN JUDICIAL REVIEW PROCEED

Author: Peter Leon, Ernst Muller and Natasha Rachwal  South Africa is grappling with large-scale public-sector corruption, which has severely undermined the Government’s public procurement system. Recent judicial developments, including a court-ordered Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, appear to have been met, finally, with serious political will to root out corruption. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inaugural … Read more

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ATTENDS AFRICA ENERGY FORUM IN LISBON

Author: Joanne Elson  The 21st Africa Energy Forum (AEF) took place on the 11th to 14th June 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The annual AEF is the largest Africa energy gathering of the year and easily draws over a 1000 delegates from all over the globe, including many government officials, public private sector representatives, developers, dealmakers, … Read more

AFSIC INVESTING IN AFRICA CONFERENCE

One of the largest Africa investment gatherings took place on the 8th to 10th May 2019 in London, Westminster Plaza. The annual investment event is one of the largest Africa investment gatherings outside of Africa with a special focus on Infrastructure, Mining and Energy investment opportunities in the region. This year the conference brought together … Read more