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New Competition Regimes and Increased Antitrust Enforcement across the Middle East & North Africa

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The tidal wave of antitrust activity throughout the Middle East & North Africa is expected to continue rising in 2023, as several jurisdictions across the region have started to amend their competition laws, introduce new...more

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Funding African Investments

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British Virgin Islands funds can be helpful to African investors and businesses in a number of ways. BVI Counsel Nicholas Kuria discusses the various options with Africa Legal. Originally published on Africa Legal -...more

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GILTI Conscience Podcast | An In-Depth Look at International Tax in Africa: Part 1

In the first of a two-part “GILTI Conscience” series, we detail transfer pricing across the African continent, as well as taxation in the region generally. Skadden partners Nate Carden and David Farhat and associates Mayté...more

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United States Seeks Enhanced Trade Ties with Africa

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The US-Africa Leaders Summit took place from December 13-15, 2022 in Washington DC, and featured top-level government-to-government talks, private sector engagements, and resulted in a number of trade-related outcomes...more

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Credit where credit's due: Who's benefiting from the voluntary carbon market?

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Projects that protect and restore the environment improve carbon storage and strengthen the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, says Dan Collison, Chief Executive of Farm Africa....more

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Africa and the Gulf States herald a new era in trade and investment relations

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Strong diplomatic and economic ties have long existed between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and North Africa but there are other levers at play for deepening economic relations....more

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Investment treaty protection: How to safeguard foreign investments in Africa

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Prudent African investors—and investors within Africa—can ensure that their foreign investments are protected from wrongful conduct that the state and its organs can inflict. ...more

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Key Takeaways from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

The Biden administration hosted the second U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Dec. 13–15, in Washington, D.C.; this event was the corollary to a similar summit hosted by President Obama in 2014. The summit, which included...more

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Africa's coming of age: An interview with Bryce Fort

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You have been a leading player in the private equity sector in Africa for many years now, with key roles in many notable transactions. What attracted you to African PE work? I joined Emerging Capital Partners in 2002,...more

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Middle East and Africa corridor: The perfect partnership for funding Africa's growth

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For African economies living on the edge, can the Middle East provide the much-needed boost to the under-serviced Muslim population in Africa? ...more

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Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Opportunities for Africa

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The possibility of climate markets has finally materialized into the draft stage at COP27, but many crucial decisions that would allow for carbon trading to begin in earnest were deferred to COP28. The Paris Climate...more

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The Nagoya Protocol: Regulating Research in the Wake of Biopiracy

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What if I told you that there was a plant that could be used to treat diabetes, liver problems, ulcers, leukemia, and malaria? Understandably, you would want that plant to be studied and turned into medicine if possible....more

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COP27: Overview and Key Takeaways

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Establishment of the loss and damage fund and development in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement were among the major developments in this year’s conference. On November 20, 2022, the 27th annual Conference of Parties...more

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COP27 Hydrogen Wrap-Up: A Focus on Africa and Europe

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​​​​​​​Momentum in the global hydrogen market continued to pick up at the recently completed COP27 climate summit in Egypt. Deals and partnerships were announced throughout the conference by governments and private...more

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Africa’s energy transition will take time

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Concluding our series on COP27, Tim Scales, head of A&O’s Africa Group and Co-Head of the Global Projects Practice, calls for a pragmatic approach, recognising that, vital though energy transition is, it will not happen...more

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Putting energy transition back on track in North Africa

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Covid-19, market volatility, disrupted supply chains and the war in Ukraine have all had an impact on the financing and roll out of renewable energy projects in North Africa. But as Tim Scales, Head of the Africa Group and...more

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Preparing for the U.S.-African Leaders Summit in December

From Dec. 13–15, President Biden will host heads of state and leaders from across the African continent for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit, which was formally announced by President Biden in...more

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Should Africa choose economic growth, focus on energy transition or can it pursue both?

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Some believe Africa must choose whether development or energy transition should come first. But as Guled Yusuf, an Arbitration partner working extensively in Africa, tells Tim Scales, Head of the Africa Group and Co-Head of...more

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The spotlight turns on Africa

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With Egypt hosting COP27, the UN’s latest annual climate conference, what are the challenges and opportunities for Africa in tackling climate change? Tim Scales, Head of the Africa Group and Co-Head of the Global Projects...more

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Inclusiveness vs Volatility: The Impact of Crypto and Blockchain Technology on Business

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There are widely varying opinions on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Corporate and TMT expert Nicholas Kuria recently spoke to Africa Legal about the impacts of the technology on business, nations and lawyers. Originally...more

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Global Family Leave and Pay Snapshot

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Our Global Family Leave and Pay Snapshot provides the statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Leave and pay, in more than 85 countries around the world. Created with contributions from our international team,...more

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Corruption Risk in Africa

While in most cases the pandemic created nothing but challenges, Lola Adekanye, Senior Program Officer for the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) reports in this podcast that, in some respects, it provided...more

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The Biden Administration Outlines Its Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

On Aug. 8, the Biden administration announced the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa (“Strategy”), outlining the president’s economic, political, environmental and security priorities in the region. The Strategy was...more

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Dentons Flashpoint - August 12, 2022

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Key Takeaways - The UN calls for a demilitarized zone around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power complex. The US CDC revises guidance on COVID-19 quarantining, reflecting assessment of near herd immunity. Canada boosts...more

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Dentons Flashpoint - August 2, 2022

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Key Takeaways - China and US deploy military assets in advance of expected Taiwan visit by US Speaker Pelosi. Al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan. Hong Kong’s economy slipped...more

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