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Virtual Roundtable: Marginal Fields Regime in Africa

Join Fieldfisher's Oliver Abel Smith, Stuart Carter, Dougall Molson and Templars for a virtual roundtable discussion on the Marginal Fields regime in Nigeria.

Discussion points will include:

  • Origin and Rationale for Marginal Fields 
  • Legal, Regulatory and Contractual Framework for Marginal Fields in Nigeria 
  • Tax and other Fiscal Considerations 
  • Financing Considerations 
  • Future Planning/Bid Rounds

Africa Week Podcast Series Episodes

Investment Arbitration: A Closer Look At Africa  - Released Monday 15 June
Marily Paralika (Partner, Paris office) and James Lewis (Partner, London office) discuss Investment Treaty Arbitration in Africa.  Marily and James review key features of the investment treaty landscape, significant decisions and recent developments concerning African states, and how the need for diversity and environmental protection are impacting on states, investors and arbitration institutions.

Marshall Plan For Africa – Released Wednesday 17 June
Dr RĂ¼diger Litten (Partner, Frankfurt office) Nikos L. Jongen (Associate, Frankfurt office), Nikos Jongen (Associate, Frankfurt office) and Alhaji Allie Bangura, M.Sc, (ADAN e.V) discuss the strength impact of the Marshall Plan and its achievements since 2017.  

Solar-Hybrid Mini Grids in Africa - Released Thursday 18 June
Ryan Musikant, Fieldfisher in conversation with Nicholas Wrigley, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Winch Energy to discuss the solar-hybrid mini grid sector in Africa, including how mini-grids work, how they are typically financed, the social, environmental and economic benefits, development challenges and sector outlook. 

An Interview with Ghana's Minister of Rail - Released Thursday 18 June
Ghana's  charismatic and ambitious minister of rail discusses his country's plans for the upgrade of its railway with Cecily Davis. In this election year, he updates us on news since his appearance at our Africa Week last year.

Living in Lagos – Released Friday 19 June
Freda Muyambo moved to Lagos four years ago with her husband. She gave up a career in engineering to return to the continent of her birth. Entrepreneurial by nature she has used her love of food and natural flair to start her food business, My Burnt Orange. She is sought after for her skills and her enlightening observations on  living in one of Africa's most vibrant cities. Here she talks to Cecily Davis about the decision to return to Africa to help build the continent and her journey to My Burnt Orange. She also shares with us how to make Red Red, a popular dish from Ghana, the country of her heritage.

Impact of Covid-19 and economic development in Africa – Released Friday 19 June
Jonathan Thomas of Afrinomica and former Africa Week participant continues his themes on economic development this time looking at the likely impact of  COVID 19 on China's stake in Africa. What good can come from these difficult times.