Legal Notes | October 2015

Legal Notes


Africa remains the leading FDI destination globally, and with her economies abuzz with old and new opportunities, it undoubtedly remains a “hot” investment destination. On the other hand, the UAE is becoming one of Africa’s leading investment partners, accounting for 6% of total FDI into Africa in 2014. It is against this backdrop that this edition of Legal Notes features articles highlighting the opportunities for growth and the legal developments in ALN countries, as well as the ALN Annual Conference that took place in Dubai, UAE in October 2015.

In our editorial feature article, Africa’s Hotlist, we focus on 4 of the top 10 investment destinations in Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia. We speak to Senior Partners in ALN firms in these countries, and get their candid thoughts on why their jurisdictions have received so much investor focus, and what they are doing to stay at the top.

We are also delighted to feature a double dose of investment insight in our Guest Column, having been privileged to interview two leading faces of investment in Africa: Mrs. Anne Muchoki, director of the Kenya Investment Authority, and Mr. Ashish Thakkar, Founder and Managing Director of Mara Group, which has business operations in 25 countries in Africa.

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