As the battery and electric vehicle (EV) revolution gains momentum, attention is increasingly turning to the commodity supply chains required for their manufacture.
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Competition law comes to the fore in West Africa
Although competition law enforcement in Africa has primarily been limited to Eastern and Southern Africa, two recent developments have brought competition law to the fore in West Africa.
Penalties for failing to notify mergers will increase in South Africa
In March 2019, the Competition Commission published its latest guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify mergers and implementation of mergers.
National Minimum Wage introduced in Uganda
This blog was written by Agnes Nabaggala, Shonubi, Musoke & Co. Advocates (Uganda), alliance firm of Norton Rose Fulbright.
The African Continental Free Trade Area: Facilitating Dispute Resolution in Africa
If the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) enters into force later this year, it will give member states a mechanism to resolve disputes and promote trade.
Best practice in preparing project negotiations: Government Negotiators’ Academy
On 14 and 15 February 2019 in Accra, Ghana, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and the African Business Law Firms Association (ABLFA) played host to around 80 representatives of government and law firms.
Wider impact of new Zambian copper import duty
On 28th September 2018, Zambian finance minister, Margaret Mwanaktwe, announced plans to change the current mining tax regime in the country.
Procurement trends in mining - recent developments
This article is a follow up to our two part essential guide on feasibility planning and construction procurement for junior mining and our analysis last year of the updated FIDIC suite of contracts.
Kenyan Government Support Measures: a more formal approach
With the assistance of Michael Kontos and Wassim Mohamedali of Walker Kontos Advocates, Nairobi.
Ratification of Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration continues
On 2 October 2018 Gambia became the fifth nation to ratify the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration (the Mauritius Convention).