1 May 2020 by

Risk Mitigation and Efficient Dispute Resolution during COVID-19 and beyond in Africa

We set-out the salient points discussed by our panel of experts during the Webinar held on 16 April 2020 dealing with Risk Mitigation and Efficient Dispute Resolution during COVID-19 and beyond in Africa.

In this note we set-out the salient points discussed by our panel of experts during the Webinar held on 16 April 2020 dealing with Risk Mitigation and Efficient Dispute Resolution during COVID-19 and beyond in Africa.

The panel consisted of Jackwell Feris, Ndanga Kamau, Madeline Kimei, MCIArb and Henry Pannell. The context of the discussion referenced the projected impact of COVID-19 and the worldwide lockdown on African trade and investment. The World Bank projects that as a result of the pandemic economic growth in Sub Saharan Africa will for the first time in 25 years go into a recession, with UNCTAD estimating that global foreign direct investment to Africa could decline by as much as 30% to 40%.

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