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.
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.
Concerns persist with the implementation of Nigerian merger control regime
In March 2020, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the Commission), the Nigerian competition authority, published for consultation the draft Merger Review Regulations (the Regulations)
International treaty on registration of interests in mining, agricultural and construction equipment signed by African countries
The Mining, Agriculture and Construction (MAC) Protocol (the so-called Pretoria Protocol) developed by the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) is an international treaty
Nigerian merger control regime takes shape but material questions remain
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the Commission), the Nigerian competition authority, has taken a number of measures to implement the Nigerian merger control regime.
Mali: Entry Into Force of the New Mining Code
English Court stayed enforcement of a multi-billion award for an abandoned gas plant against Nigeria
In August this year the English High Court allowed enforcement of a US$9.6 billion arbitration award against Nigeria in favour of a BVI gas company (P&ID) founded by two Irish individuals.