African businesses: dealing with legal issues

Covid crisis and mining: what will be the new normal?

Thu 9 Jul
14:00 - 15:15 UTC
In partnership with ASAFO & CO

Confronted with a global health crisis, mining companies have faced significant issues, including the health and safety of employees, logistics stoppages and reductions in production, or even shutdowns. As the economic crisis continues to unfold, we see uncertainties arising on the demand side and all eyes are set on China, with its growth forecasts and government stimulus announcements for the coming months. How well was the industry prepared for this crisis and how is it managing? How are State and industry interests aligned? What lessons can be learned for the future of the industry in Africa?

Key points:

  • Financing, stimulus plans, digitalisation, consolidation: preparing for the day after 
  • Relationships between the industry and States: a stress test?
  • A catalyst for industrialization: Africa’s path to the new normal?

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.


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. 


Registration is confirmed by the organizer in accordance to your profile and number of participants allowed, so it is very important for you to register.

The webinar will be broadcasted on Zoom. It is a free event and access to Zoom does not require any additional fee.

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