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Africa: Guinea emerging from the shadows
Recent reports from three respected international organisations sketch a relatively upbeat picture of economic prospects in the west African state of Guinea ...
AFRICA: How Nigeria is going local
Promoting “indigenisation” in the Nigerian economy was the subject of a recent Lex Africa seminar, which asked how foreign investors were forging partnerships with local players, using local content and local manufacturing capacity and transferring valuable work skills ...
Local content and participation in Ghana’s electricity supply industry
In line with the national push for a more structured approach to increasing local content and participation, the Regulations came into force on December 22, 2017 ...
One small step for Africa
On April 2 the Gambia’s parliament wrote itself into modern African history when it ratified the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) ...
Zimbabwe’s ratification of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Recently, Zimbabwe, a member of the WTO since 1995, ratified the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) becoming the 139th WTO Member State to ratify this Agreement ...
African competition law developments in 2018 and the outlook for 2019
Africa is sometimes described as the “last frontier” of competition law because many African countries have only recently adopted modern competition laws ...
Africa Related News
Hani Abosamra Abdelrasoul, Shelf Drilling
Shelf Drilling’s associate general counsel for the Middle East and Africa discusses the changing role of in-house counsel and the effect of technology on the profession.
Africa is primed for private equity investments
Private equity (PE) as an asset class is a very attractive prospect for investors and has grown substantially across Africa over the past eight years ...
South Africa: Tax Update
Treasury Proposes New Rules dealing with the Tax Treatment of the conversion of Debt into Equity ...
Projects & Energy Special Report: Off-grid energy solutions in Africa
Africa’s development has been significantly affected by the energy deficit, with an estimated 70 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa without reliable access to electricity ...
Asia gears up for international arbitration
Developments across the region are supporting the development of alternate dispute resolution mechanisms that will promote further investment into Asia’s ...
South Africa: Competition Law Bulletin
With implications that are very important for a controlling company, in the recently decided Delatoy case, the Competition Tribunal found that several independent private companies described as the 'Delatoy Group' constitute a single 'firm' for purposes of the Competition Act ...
Heba Ali
Described by one of her peers as being “everything you would need in a lawyer”, Heba Ali was hired by Lenovo in 2014 to establish the organisation’s legal department for the Middle East and Africa region. A reflection of her success, in May, Ali was selected by our expert panel of judges as the In-House Community Counsel of the Year, 2016. Here she talks to Asian-mena Counsel about the qualities she thinks are vital to being a good in-house lawyer.
Energy & Projects Report
Middle East & Africa public-private partnership (PPP) guideNeil Cuthbert and Atif Choudhary of Dentons analyse the emergence of PPP’s in the Middle East and how selected emerging markets in Africa have recently looked to introduce a PPP legal framework.
Investing inIndonesia’s waste-to energy (WTE) sector – Building a WTE power plant requires a huge amount of investment, but, with limited government funding available, other financing sources are badly needed. Veronica Situmorang, Donke Kafi and David Harrison of DK & Situmorang Lawyers explain the options.
Middle East & Africa public-private partnership (PPP) guide
Neil Cuthbert and Atif Choudhary of Dentons analyse the emergence of public-private partnerships in the Middle East (with a focus on the GCC) and also in the context of selected emerging markets in Africa that have recently looked to introduce a PPP legal framework. Below is a summary of their full report.
East Africa – The digital economy’s heir apparent
Benedict Hamilton, Managing Director of Kroll’s regional Business and Cyber Investigations team discusses the big shift in Kenya becoming a digital economy, describing how embedding security at the centre of digital evolution is key to growth.