Promotion and Protection of Investments in Africa- Virtual
Brief Description

The Promotion and Protection of Investment in Africa online programme is a flexible and one-of-a-kind introduction to the law and policy fundamentals of investment protection on the African continent.
The curriculum is developed and presented by leading international industry and practice experts who — through a unique and holistic blend of theoretical and practical discussions — guide attendees through contemporary legal and policy aspects associated with investment law, the agreements governing the relationship between investors and states, as well as how disputes can be addressed.
To accommodate the diverse interests and schedules of attendees, the programme follows a scaffolding approach that consists of three stand-alone, but interrelated, modules that can be completed independently, or successively as a whole.
Each assessed module consists of four online sessions [Tuesday and Thursday, 18h00 to 20h30 Central African Time (CAT)] that is dedicated to a thematic aspect of the programme curriculum.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this programme, you will have acquired a comprehensive understanding of the international investment framework applicable to foreign investments in Africa, as well as the associated protection mechanisms available to investors and governments. You will understand the various policy and legislative measures, implemented by host governments, which can expose both investors and the host government to significant risk. Particular areas of focus include acts of expropriation; nationalisation; local content requirements (related to both ownership and supplier content); forced re-negotiations of contracts with African governments, and allegations of unfair and inequitable treatment of investors. You will also understand the evolution of treaty standards in Africa, such as novel obligations for investors to consider ESG (e.g. Environmental, Sustainability and Governance obligations) as part of the investment. To provide relatable and pragmatic examples, contemporary case studies are applied throughout.
Course Content

Module A: Introduction to International Investment Law

(3 May - 13 May 2022)


Module B: Fundamentals Negotiating and Drafting Investment Agreements (24 May - 2 June 2022)


Module C:  Theory and Practice of Investor State Dispute Resolution

(14 June - 23 June 2022)

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Law and Human Rights
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This programme is ideal for legal professionals, executives, business leaders, government officials, regulators, state-owned entities, and practitioners who are considering and/or managing investments in African jurisdictions. As the programme curriculum addresses a range of elements to enhance investment protection, it will also appeal to those who are generally involved in projects, operations, or business ventures on the continent.
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