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Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa MODULE B: Fundamentals Negotiating and Drafting Investment Agreements
Brief Description
This module examines the fundamentals of negotiating and drafting international investment agreements. Through comprehensive discussions led by an international panel of experts, attendees are introduced to treaty structures, concepts, and substantive provisions and standards. Amongst others, these provisions include protection against unlawful expropriation, nationalisation, fair and equitable treatment. Attendees will also learn how treaty provisions standards are evolving in Africa. The module further considers approaches to negotiating international investment agreements. This module is suited to attendees who are professionally familiar with the fundamentals of international investment law, or who have completed Module A
 
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
Through comprehensive discussions led by an international panel of experts, attendees are introduced to treaty structures, concepts, and substantive provisions and standards. Amongst others, these provisions include protection against unlawful expropriation, nationalisation, fair and equitable treatment.
Entry Requirements
Learning to be in Place
Course Number:
P007898
Catalogue and Category:
Law and Human Rights
Who Should attend:
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
Delivery Mode:
Blended
Contact Days:
4