WEBINAR: THERE IS NO FUTURE FOR FRONTIER EXPLORATION

    Bertrand Montembault, a partner in the Paris office of Herbert Smith Freehills who has built particular experience in the oil & gas sector in Francophone Africa, will be moderating an Oil Council webinar on Thursday 25 June at 11:00 BST which will discuss “There Is No Future For Frontier Exploration”. To register for this event, … Read more

    DO’S AND DON’TS FOR ONLINE AND TELEPHONIC RETAILERS

    Authors: Rohan Isaacs and Tatum Govender Although the country is moving to level 3, more and more suppliers had already turned to online or telephonic sales to get their businesses starting up again. This is because these types of sales were largely permitted during level 4, in terms of directions issued on 14 May, and … Read more

    DO’S AND DON’TS FOR CUSTOMERS OF ONLINE AND TELEPHONIC RETAILERS

    Authors: Rohan Isaacs and Tatum Govender Although the country is moving to level 3, more and more suppliers had already turned to online or telephonic sales to get their businesses starting up again. This is because these types of sales were largely permitted during level 4, in terms of directions issued on 14 May, and … Read more

    COVID-19: Initial responses of certain African countries

    Editors: Thomas Herman, Eva Maarek, Nila Wilde, François Adao and Sharif Abousaada More than 2 months after the WHO declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the epicentre of the outbreak has shifted from Asia, where it first appeared in late 2019, to the USA, which still has the highest number of … Read more

    WEBINAR: POST-COVID-19: RE-IMAGINING THE SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA MINING SECTOR

    Thursday 21 May 2020, 15.30 – 16.45 CAT A lot has been said about the mining industry’s current travails and what mining companies must do to survive. The question remains: what do we do after the lockdown? We find ourselves at another kairos moment in the World’s history – an important crossroads where we are … 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

    WHERE A COMPLAINT INITIATION IS AMENDED TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL FIRMS, DOES THE THREE YEAR LIMITATION APPLY FROM THE DATE OF FIRST INITIATION OR FROM THE DATE OF THE AMENDMENT? COMPETITION COMMISSION V PICKFORDS REMOVALS SA (PTY) LTD (167/CAC/JUL18)

    Authors: Lesetja Morapi 1. In Competition Commission v Pickfords Removals SA (Pty) Ltd,1 the Competition Appeal Court (CAC) dealt with a number of issues including, relevant to this note, the effect of an amendment to a complaint initiation on the application of the statute of limitation prescribed by s67(1) of the Act. 2. The CAC had … Read more

    A PERFECT STORM: NEGOTIATING AFRICAN OIL AND GAS M&A DEALS IN THESE TIMES OF LOW OIL AND GAS PRICES, CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS, COVID-19, INCREASED NATIONALISM AND INCREASED FOCUS ON ESG

    Author: Rebecca Major In spite of the current economic, political and sanitary climate, we are seeing, and expect to continue to see, M&A deals in Africa’s oil and gas industry, including in particular: deals already agreed before COVID-19/the drop in oil and gas prices; sellers looking to sell to raise money; and buyers with cash/available … Read more