Access to reliable, cost-effective (and, increasingly, green) energy in sub-Saharan Africa is a major challenge for the mining industry. Mining companies are now increasingly committing to changing this.
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Enforcement of awards across Africa – 42 of Africa’s 54 states have now acceded to the New York Convention
On 4 March, 2021, Malawi acceded to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention), becoming the 167th state party to the Convention.
Connecting the dots – the case for transmission PPPs in Africa
Assessing the procurement risk of energy concession awards in francophone Africa
In this article, we will look at how such risks can be mitigated and whether the concerns of the lenders can often be addressed in a way that does not impede the financing.
UK Supreme Court clarifies issues on parent company liability in Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc
African Legal Support Facility examines the future prospects for PPP transactions in Africa
On 9 December 2020, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) convened a webinar to examine the weaknesses exposed by the pandemic, and the potential solutions and new trajectories for African governments.
SA FDI framework remains on hold despite global screening regimes taking shape
The global trend to either introduce or enhance foreign direct investment (FDI) screening mechanisms in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has shed a different light on the adoption of
CAK leads the way in modernisation of African competition regimes
On 1 September 2020, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) ceased to accept physical antitrust and merger filings and will exclusively accept submissions through its e-filing portal.
Adoption of Egyptian whistleblower programme brings the effectiveness of African leniency regimes into focus
On 28 June 2020, the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) adopted a leniency policy under the Egyptian antitrust regime.
Zimbabwean merger control thresholds slashed
On 5 June 2020, the Zimbabwean Minister of Trade and Commerce introduced new financial thresholds for the Zimbabwean merger control regime.