HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS RECEIVES PROJECT FINANCE AND IFLR WOMEN DEALMAKERS HALL OF FAME AWARDS AT THE IFLR AFRICA LEGAL AWARDS 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills has been named Project Finance Team of the Year at the IFLR Africa Awards 2021.   The firm also received recognition for its work on the Beitbridge border post modernisation project, which was named Project Finance Deal of the Year. The Beitbridge project involves the expansion, upgrading and rehabilitation of the Zimbabwean … Read more

ESG Tracker SADC Region August 2021

There are so many ESG-related publications and developments that it is hard to keep abreast of them all. For this reason, HSF is now publishing a monthly tracker of ESG-related publications and developments. The primary focus of the tracker is on developments that may be of most interest to or which are likely to impact … Read more

What does Climate Change mean for Africa and why should it matter?

The article was first published by Daily Maverick on 29 July 2021 As nations around the world continue to battle through the COVID-19 era of lock downs and social distancing we are generally inundated with news on the many existential crises that the world currently faces.  The manner in which countries (both individually and collectively) … Read more

Legal developments in the energy and mining sectors in Francophone Africa

Our Paris-based partner Mathias Dantin has contributed to the International Energy and Natural Resources Law chapter of The Year in Review 2021, an annual survey of the law from around the world published by the American Bar Association (ABA), by writing on recent legal developments in the energy and mining sectors in each of Algeria, … Read more

Africa | Climate Change Update

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its sixth assessment report on the physical science basis of climate change on 9 August 2021. The report makes a number of profoundly important statements that will almost certainly guide the policy discussions during COP26. Read more

ESG Tracker SADC Region June-July 2021

There are so many ESG-related publications and developments that it is hard to keep abreast of them all. For this reason, HSF is now publishing a monthly tracker of ESG-related publications and developments. The primary focus of the tracker is on developments that may be of most interest to or which are likely to impact … Read more

MSGBC Basin Digital Summer Updates

Herbert Smith Freehills is a proud supporter of the MSGBC Basin Digital Summer Updates taking place on 6 and 7 July 2021. Paris-based Partner Bertrand Montembault will be joining a panel discussion on Local Content in Practice: Latest Legislation Updates, The Role of Local Content as the Basin Moves Towards Production and The Changing Role … Read more