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 likely investment protections and rights of recourse for investors in Africa.

While it should establish a pragmatic framework for investment across the continent, the effect of the global Covid-19 pandemic on Africa and the concomitant economic uncertainty underscores the need for a predictable, fair regulatory environment.

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FIRM SPONSORS MAURITIUS ARBITRATION WEEK AND AFRICARB, FORGING CLOSER BETWEEN AFRICA AND ASIA

 

After a successful first edition in May 2018, the MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Center (MARC) hosted the second Mauritius Arbitration Week from 10 to 14 June 2019, which the firm was once again proud to sponsor. This year, the focus was on bridging Africa and Asia.

Hong Kong senior associate Greg Travaini was one of the panellists featured during the MARC Conference on ‘Mauritius: A Bridge between Africa and Asia’. He also organised, as founding member, AfricArb’s first dedicated seminar in Africa on Chinese-African BITs: Facing New Challenges.

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