Powering mining in Africa – the rise of the mini-grid and captive model
April 26, 2021
Access to reliable, cost-effective (and, increasingly, green) energy in sub-Saharan Africa is a major challenge for the mining industry.
Enforcement of awards across Africa – 42 of Africa’s 54 states have now acceded to the New York Convention
March 16, 2021
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
March 08, 2021
The African power sector has long had an intense focus on increasing generation capacity above other aspects, but in recent years we have begun to see a shift.
Assessing the procurement risk of energy concession awards in francophone Africa
March 03, 2021
In francophone Africa, the conditions for granting concession agreements usually appears at the top of the list of lenders’ key due diligence issues.
UK Supreme Court clarifies issues on parent company liability in Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc
February 24, 2021
This judgment from the UK Supreme Court provides clarification on the English courts’ treatment of jurisdictional challenges in the context of a claim brought against a UK domiciled parent company and its foreign domiciled subsidiary for alleged torts overseas.
African Legal Support Facility examines the future prospects for PPP transactions in Africa
February 05, 2021
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
December 07, 2020
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 the SA FDI framework as part of the SA merger control regime.
CAK leads the way in modernisation of African competition regimes
November 26, 2020
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
September 16, 2020
On 28 June 2020, the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) adopted a leniency policy under the Egyptian antitrust regime.
Zimbabwean merger control thresholds slashed
August 27, 2020
On 5 June 2020, the Zimbabwean Minister of Trade and Commerce introduced new financial thresholds for the Zimbabwean merger control regime.