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Investing in Africa: A guide to mitigating risk
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Africa, Global
  • January 8 2018

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is crucial to economic growth and development across Africa. In recognition of this, African states are increasingly


EU FTA Update - Eastern and Southern Africa
  • White & Case LLP
  • Africa, European Union
  • December 15 2017

On 2-3 October 2017, the EU and representatives from the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) region met in Madagascar in the context of the ESA-EU


Africa Legal News - December 2017
  • Jones Day
  • Africa
  • December 15 2017

Most people are familiar with the famous painting by René Magritte called "The Treachery of Images" (1928). The picture shows a pipe and below it the


OAPI urgent renewal recommendations
  • Adams & Adams
  • Africa
  • December 8 2017

All new trade marks filed at the OAPI IP Office had to comply with the 11th edition of the Nice Classification System as of 30 April 2017. In previous


Energy and infrastructure project bankability in Africa: making the right choices
  • DLA Piper
  • Africa
  • December 8 2017

In association with FTI Consulting Inc., and along with many friends and associates, we explored the myriad of factors influencing investment


OHADA updates its law on arbitration and implements a new act on mediation
  • August & Debouzy
  • Africa
  • December 7 2017

Favouring alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, the OHADA Council of Ministers adopted on 23 and 24 November 2017 three major texts: a Uniform


L’OHADA modernise son droit de l’arbitrage et se dote d’un acte sur la médiation
  • August & Debouzy
  • Africa
  • December 7 2017

Favorisant les modes alternatifs de Règlement des différends, le Conseil des Ministres de l’OHADA a adopté, lors de sa session des 23 et 24 novembre


Brexit sector viewpoint - Africa outlook
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, Africa, European Union
  • December 7 2017

As the UK calls time on its 44 year membership of the European Union (EU), repercussions are felt further afield. African countries which currently


Investment in the sub-Saharan energy sector: a promising future for arbitration?
  • Stewarts
  • Africa, Global
  • December 5 2017

In recent years, many economies in sub-Saharan Africa have grown at an unparalleled rate. Economic fortunes are on the upswing, populations are


OAPI steps up efforts to expand scope of geographical indications across sub-Saharan Africa
  • World Trademark Review
  • Africa
  • December 4 2017

The African Intellectual Property Office (OAPI) has launched a new programme in its ongoing effort to introduce and expand geographical indications