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The US approach to Africa under Biden

By Virusha Subban, Partner specialising in Customs and Trade at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg The United States (US) President Elect Joe Biden and his new...

African banks – finding balance between post-pandemic challenges and opportunities   

In a post-pandemic environment, African banks will have to navigate not only an economy in recession, but one where there will be many disruptors...

South Africa on a clear path to benefit from trade in manufactured goods with other African countries

By Virusha Subban, Partner Specialising in Customs and Trade, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the country’s Economic Recovery Plan on Thursday 15 October...

The Pathway to Regulatory Approval of the COVID-19 Vaccine in South Africa

By Zareenah Rasool, Candidate Attorney, Rui Lopes, Associate, and Darryl Bernstein, Partner and Head of the Healthcare and Lifesciences Industry Group at Baker McKenzie...

ESG takes centre stage in a post-pandemic Africa

By Wildu du Plessis, Head of Africa, Baker McKenzie  As African businesses begin to recover and build the necessary resilience to successfully navigate COVID-19 disruption,...

26% of African Companies Faced Investigations Due to Poorly Implemented Tech, Globally, 40% Faced Investigations – New Report

A global survey of compliance leaders, including in some countries in Africa, found that fewer companies in Africa faced investigations due to poorly implemented...

The growing need to enforce court judgments and arbitration awards across borders  

By Darryl Bernstein, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Baker McKenzie, Johannesburg  There have been sustained efforts to improve the enforcement of foreign judgments and...

African banks – finding balance between post-pandemic challenges and opportunities

In a post-pandemic environment, African banks will have to navigate not only an economy in recession, but one where there will be many disruptors...

Smart Power lights up Africa’s road to pandemic recovery

Kieran Whyte, Partner, Head of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice, Johannesburg, and Marc Fèvre, Partner, London, Baker McKenzie. Across Africa, access to power is...

Africa’s Covid-19 recovery should be underpinned by sustainability

 Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive of Africa Regions at Standard Bank Group As Africa moves past the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to ensure...

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