South Africa: INVESTING IN AFRICA: Preparing and Protecting Foreign Investment Through Local and International Mechanisms
Last Updated: 5 February 2015

Millions of dollars in investment are pouring into Africa, particularly in the extraction and energy industries, where opportunities are rich and plentiful. But are such foreign investments in Africa safe? With national courts often unwilling or unable to ensure the rule of law and a stable climate for investment, some would argue that they are not. This seminar will provide strategies for protecting foreign investments, including through the use of private international commercial arbitration clauses, bilateral investment treaties and national investment laws, and mediation of human rights complaints.

The featured speakers for this half-day seminar will be Anthony Daimsis and Errol P. Mendes of the University of Ottawa and Baiju S. Vasani and Melissa Stear Gorsline of Jones Day's Global Disputes Practice. Javade Chaudhri, head of Jones Day's Africa Practice, will serve as moderator.

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Please RSVP by February 27.

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