AfCFTA PROTOCOL MUST PROVIDE A FAIR REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND PROTECTION FOR INVESTORS

Authors: Peter Leon, Ernst Muller and Natasha Rachwal Negotiators have an opportunity to fashion a regime that supports modern investment policies by promoting sustainable development.  With less than three months before the expected conclusion of negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Area’s (AfCFTA) protocol on investment increasing attention is being paid to the protocol’s … Read more

CATALYST // EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES – M&A l BACK BUT DIFFERENT

Rarely have events accelerated so rapidly or so radically as they have in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. We expect the crisis to operate as a catalyst for change and, as a result, there will be opportunities for those with capital to invest or a desire to expand. In this briefing we look at … Read more

RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT BROCHURE

Authors: Nila Wilde, Martin Kavanagh, Rebecca Major and Joanne Elson For Africa-focused developers and sponsors in the renewable energy market, ESG is likely in the forefront of your minds and it is important to show knowledge of what is expected in the responsible investing market in order to ensure swift project development and to enhance … Read more

SA LIKELY TO RETURN TO IMF FOR A MUCH BIGGER LOAN – LEON

Author: Peter Fabricius, Daily Maverick But the reforms that the IMF would impose as conditions for the loan would save the economy, says Peter Leon. South Africa will probably have to go back to the IMF for a much bigger loan than it has just got and this would come with conditions such as deep … Read more

COVID-19: PRESSURE POINTS: EXACERBATING AFRICAN ECONOMIC INSTABILITY (AFRICA)

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa were dealing with a myriad of economic and other challenges prior to the outbreak of Covid-19 and these will continue to impact on the outlook of countries in the region. The pandemic will further exacerbate the challenges faced by the region, speakers participating in international legal practice Herbert Smith Freehills’ ‘Sub-Saharan … Read more

WEBINAR: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: THE DYNAMICS THAT MATTER RIGHT NOW

Thursday 14 May 2020, 11:00 – 12:00am UK time The challenges that countries in sub-Saharan Africa were dealing with prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic have not disappeared and are continuing to alter the outlook in the region. This webinar will consider the trajectories of politics, industry and investment in sub-Saharan Africa amidst … Read more

“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

NIGERIA’S ECONOMY REACTS TO COVID-19

Author: Ifeoluwa Ogunbufunmi, Banwo & Ighodalo On a daily basis, we all see the “breaking news” stirred by the global pandemic, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its catastrophic ripple effect on world economies. The leadership of many countries, including Nigeria, are grappling with this unprecedented challenge, all eager to do their best to manage the unforeseen downturns … Read more