THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF INSTITUTIONS CURSE IN PERPETUATING THE RESOURCE CURSE

When oil, natural gas, or similar natural resources are discovered the expectation is that their exploitation will dramatically and materially benefit the population of the host country. Notwithstanding this, developing nations frequently experience either (or both) increased corruption (through predatory rent-seeking) or paradoxically slower economic growth after the resources are discovered. This anomaly is often … Read more

AFRICA CO-CHAIR STEPHANE BRABANT HONOURED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s Africa co-Chair Stéphane Brabant has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Chambers and Partners in recognition of his contribution to the legal profession and to the practice of law across the African continent. The award was announced at the Chambers Africa Awards 2021 webinar … Read more