African businesses: dealing with the legal issues

Covid-19 crisis: what outcome for power projects in Africa?

14:00 - 15:15 UTC
In partnership with ASAFO & CO

Over the last decade, the installed capacity in Africa has increased by an average of 10GW per year. With the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, 2020 is not expected to follow the same pattern. Whether in the qualification, tender or implementation phase, power projects across Africa have been affected, and delays and potential disputes could impact market costs and financing. For governments and financial institutions, new priorities such as healthcare systems and food supplies could detract their focus away from power projects in the coming months. What possible outcomes can we foresee? And will the current crisis accelerate or disrupt trends observed in recent years?


Key points

  • Lockdowns, movement restrictions, sanitary measures: what has been the impact of the health crisis on current power projects?
  • Governments, DFIs, private banking: is electrification still a priority?
  • Energy mix: Will renewables emerge stronger from the crisis? 


This webinar is part of a series of 6 webinars dedicated solely to business leaders operating in Africa and organized by the AFRICA CEO FORUM in partnership with the international law firm Asafo & Co.

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Who should attend?

This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies. (more than 30 million euros in turnover).


ASAFO & CO. is an innovative law firm launched to dedicate its resources to Africa. Our multilingual and multi-jurisdictional teams have been advising for many years on a broad range of Africa-related transactions and dispute resolution issues for our clients around the world, which include prominent corporations, private investors, governments and public bodies, parastatals, banks, development finance institutions and investment funds alike. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality advice in the core sectors for Africa’s economic and industrial development. 

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