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Ending the Draught: Africa’s Return to International Debt Markets

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On 12 February, the Kenyan government added momentum to Africa’s return to international debt markets by successfully issuing a USD 1.5 billion Eurobond. The issuance followed similar moves by Côte d’Ivoire and Benin which...more

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Tour d’horizon des réformes récentes du secteur minier et de la protection des investissements en Afrique

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Au cours de ces dernières années, plusieurs États africains ont mis en œuvre des réformes d’ampleur de leurs régulations minières, aboutissant notamment à l'imposition d'exigences réglementaires accrues sur les acteurs de ce...more

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Update of reforms to the mining sector and investment protection in Africa

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In the past few years, several African States have implemented wide-ranging reforms to their mining sector, which have resulted in the imposition of increased regulatory requirements on actors as well as, in some instances,...more

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2024 J.S. Held Global Risk Report: Business Implications From China’s Weakened Economy

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After 30 years of extraordinary growth, China’s economy – the world’s second largest – appears to be entering a new phase of slower expansion. The real estate sector – which accounts for around one-third of Chinese GDP and...more

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Mining in Africa and its role in the global energy transition

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The road to decarbonisation - From the copper belts of Zambia and the lithium and cobalt deposits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the manganese mines in Gabon, the African continent holds much of the promise...more

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Jackie Donald on her career path, lessons learnt and global trends in mining

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Meet Jackie Donald, a senior associate from our global mining practice and one of the delegates attending the global Mining Indaba 2024 conference this year, which is focused on the development of mining interests in Africa....more

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Power solutions for mines in Sub-Saharan Africa – diesel generators, captive power plants and cross-border power trading

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One of the key factors affecting the operation of mines in Africa is the availability of a reliable, uninterrupted supply of power. The importance of a stable power supply for mines is such that it is an integral part of...more

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Australia, Malaysia and Nigeria impose record antitrust fines

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Several antitrust authorities ended 2023 with a bang by imposing record fines. Resale price maintenance (RPM) and cartel conduct were particularly in the spotlight....more

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RICS Sustainability Report 2023: More Progress Required to Achieve Carbon Net Zero Goal

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In this Insight, first published in PLC, Freya Scott discusses the RICS Sustainability Report 2023, considers some of the barriers to achieving the carbon net zero goal by 2050 and what can be done to overcome these. ...more

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Africa Focus: Winter 2023 - Fueling a sustainable future

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Green hydrogen will play important roles in Africa’s transition to renewable energy and as an exportable commodity. But is the current focus on the areas that will deliver the most value for Africa and its people? Carina...more

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Empowering Africa through impact investing

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Please give us an overview of your experience in Europe and then Africa. How has that shaped your perspectives on PE in Africa? I started off my African PE journey back in 2010 with Helios Investment Partners. I was with...more

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Charting Namibia’s new investment potential

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Namibia's regulatory environment, stable economy and rich mineral resources make it an attractive investment destination in Africa. Investors should view Namibia as a key emerging investment hub on the continent....more

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Africa’s quest for universal electricity access and net-zero through small modular reactors

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Africa needs to significantly increase its electricity production to ensure universal access to its expanding population. It also needs to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Small modular reactors (SMRs) offer a potentially...more

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A new wave of African climate change disputes on the horizon

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Africa’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels for economic growth, set against the backdrop of strict environmental regulations and emissions-reduction targets, creates a perfect storm of factors that could give rise to climate...more

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Green hydrogen in Africa: A continent of possibilities?

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There is huge interest in the development of green hydrogen projects in Africa, building on the continent’s vast potential for renewable energy. But are these the right projects to achieve success, both for investors and for...more

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Sovereign Debt Restructuring in Africa

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Sovereign debt restructurings are complex processes that involve negotiations with a sovereign’s creditors to alter the terms of existing debt, aiming to restore fiscal sustainability and ensure long-term economic stability....more

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Decarbonisation in Africa

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As the world focuses on energy transition and decarbonisation, there is clearly no shortage of bold ambition on the part of many African governments to play a key role in global efforts to tackle climate change. Meanwhile,...more

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[Event] 17th Forum on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - January 24th - 25th, Houston, TX

As the most anticipated gathering for the community in Texas and the region, don’t miss out on re-connecting with your peers and more! With the continued focus on FCPA compliance and the anticipated rise in enforcement,...more

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Conflict and Disruption: Repositioning Africa in Global Supply Chains

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From the COVID-19 pandemic to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and US-China tensions, exogenous shocks in recent years have put global supply chains under pressure. Hamas’s terrorist attack on Israel last month, and the conflict...more

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Here we AGOA Again: U.S. Looks to Renew African Trade Pact

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), first enacted in May 2000, provides tariff-free treatment of U.S. imports of goods sourced from certain sub-Saharan African countries. AGOA is intended to bolster economic growth...more

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Sustainability and ESG Advisory Practice Update, September 2023

California Legislature Passes Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act - Earlier this month, the California legislature approved SB 253, the Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act (SB 253). Starting in 2026, “reporting...more

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Why Africa Matters: The Investment Case

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Population and economic growth: A burgeoning global market - Africa’s population is growing rapidly. Already numbering almost 1.5 billion, it is projected to reach 2.5 billion by 2050 – around 25% of the world’s...more

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Africa and the Global Race for Critical Minerals

This week, a group of military leaders in Gabon ousted the country’s newly elected officials in the eighth coup in Africa since 2020. Five of the 15 members of the regional political body Economic Community of Western African...more

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Tech Transfer in the WTO—What’s in It for Africa? And for the Rest of the World?

The “African Group” in the World Trade Organization (WTO) is pushing for discussions—and potentially renegotiation of international trading rules—on how developing countries do and can acquire technology to build resilience...more

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Africa Focus: Summer 2023

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Recent disruptions in the global food supply chains have highlighted Africa's urgent need to become self-sufficient in food production. Traditionally, the continent has turned to small-scale community-based agricultural...more

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