Africa Newsletter 2020, Edition 3

Welcome to the third edition of the Hogan Lovells Africa Newsletter for 2020.

We are  delighted to be launching our new Africa Insights Topic centre. This sleek site provides a central location for you to engage with all of our thought leadership. Stay ahead of the curve with our podcasts, newsletters, blogs and Africa Forum content covering hot topics and key issues affecting the continent. Subscribe here to ensure that you receive the latest Hogan Lovells Africa news and features.

This edition kicks off with two arbitration focused articles. The first, highlights some of the recent developments affecting arbitration law and practice in Africa; while the second, co-authored with one of our former secondees from Musa Dudhia & Co., takes a look at the enforcement of arbitration awards particularly in Zambia.

Indeed, we are pleased to feature a few articles from our relationship firms in this edition. The next one is contributed by FCB Legal and takes a look at recent changes to local content rules in the Angolan oil and gas sector.

There then follow two articles giving us different perspectives on electricity supply issues. We start in Nigeria, with an article written by two young Nigerian lawyers (one based in our London office and the other at Olaniwun Ajayi in Lagos) discussing the effect of a cost-reflective tariff in Nigeria's electricity supply industry. In the second, two of our friends from Engoru, Mutebi Advocates (one a former secondee  here at HL) discuss opportunities for investors in Uganda's electricity transmission sector.

The focus then shifts to the renewable energy sector, and our colleague in Frankfurt interviews Ms. Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO of South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) on South Africa's need for energy reform.

As always it is great to be able to share a couple of regular features. We highlight some of our recent pro bono activity in Africa, and then we share some insights and top tips provided by two of our recent secondees in our View from a Secondee.

We conclude the newsletter with information about some of our recent activities – from our first ever virtual Africa Forum, to our new A Local Perspective blog series and Andrew's A Perspective Podcasts.

Before you go, don't forget to click on the links to see details of our recent events and some of our recent work on the continent.

We hope you enjoy this edition of the newsletter. As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or comments.

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