Shearman And Sterling

Event Jun 03 - Sep 16, 2020

Africa Insight Webinar Series

Shearman & Sterling hosted a series of live webinars, focusing on Africa, where our multidisciplinary team of lawyers explored the future challenges, opportunities and risks facing those doing business across the African continent.

We invite you to listen to these webinars on demand and view the available presentation slides below.


Part 1 | Contractual and Legal Provisions Relevant to COVID-19 

Speakers: Iain ElderLachlan PoustieTsegaye Laurendeau and Samuel Ogunlaja

  • How force majeure works under an English law governed contract and the civil law equivalent
  • Other contractual provisions and legal concepts under English law and civil law that should be considered in light of COVID-19
  • What steps you should be taking if performance under a contract is prevented by COVID-19 
  • Whether COVID-19 is an insurable event 
  • The consequences we are likely to see arising under contracts due to COVID-19

Watch "Part 1 | Contractual and Legal Provisions Relevant to COVID-19" on-demand.


Part 2 | Is a Combination of COVID-19 and a Low Oil Price a Turning Point for the Oil & Gas Sector in Africa?

Moderator: Iain Elder

Speakers: Lachlan ClancySamuel Ogunlaja, Paul Eardley-Taylor (Standard Bank), Elitsa Georgieva (CITAC)

Watch "Part 2 | Is a Combination of COVID-19 and a Low Oil Price a Turning Point for the Oil & Gas Sector in Africa?" on-demand.


Part 3 | Managing Business Crime Risks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Speakers: Iain ElderPhilip UrofskyPaula AndersonMathew OrrInam Wilson (Templars) and Steven Powell (ENSafrica)

Please follow this link for access to the slides used during this webinar.

Watch "Part 3 | Managing Business Crime Risks in Sub-Saharan Africa" on-demand.

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