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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.