“RESOURCE NATIONALISM IS BOTH CYCLICAL AND CONTAGIOUS”

Author: OLIVIER BINYINGO  Interview with Olivier Binyingo, Director, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, SA. At the upcoming DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi from 17-19 June 2020, Mr Binyingo will address the conference on “An asserted Rule-of-law for a conducive investment climate” which will be followed by a panel discussion. The company is also a bronze sponsor … Read more

COVID-19: Initial responses of certain African countries

The COVID-19 pandemic has begun to creep across Africa over the past month and is now rapidly gaining speed in some countries. There has been concern that numerous African jurisdictions with their semi-porous borders will, much like European countries, not be capable of slowing the velocity with which the illness spreads, even if Governments have … Read more

ETHIOPIA ACCEDES TO 1958 NEW YORK CONVENTION

On 13 February 2020, Ethiopia’s parliament approved accession to the 1958 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention” or the “Convention“). Ethiopia will become the 163rd state signatory and the 39th African state to accede following the recent accessions of the Seychelles, Cabo Verde and Sudan. Read more

THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT: A NEW PATHWAY FOR AFRICA?

Authors: Peter Leon, Ernst Muller and Natasha Rachwal EVOLUTION OF THE AfCFTA KEY FEATURES OF THE AfCFTA OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND INVESTMENT OBSTACLES TO ECONOMIC INTEGRATION Evolution of the AfCFTA  A significant milestone has been reached in the economic integration of Africa, with the creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (“AfCFTA”). Opened for … Read more