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African Business Law Firms Association (ABLFA) Annual Conference

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The African Business Law Firms Association is hosting its third annual conference from 3-4 May in Paris. This year’s theme will focus on legal certainty of investments in Africa.

The ABLFA was founded in 2015 in order to represent and support business law firms in Africa. Its member law firms are based across the continent.

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ABLFA Annual Conference 2018 - Full programme

Day 1

08:30 - 09:15 Opening remarks

  • Michel Brizoua-Bi, President of ABLFA
  • Stephen Karangizi, Director and CEO of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF)
  • Marie-Aymée Peyron, Chairwoman of the Paris Bar

09:15 - 10:15 Session 1: Legal security of investments projects in Africa

  • Panel of Legal Directors of development finance institutions including: ADB; AFC; PROPARCO (French Development Agency Group); and AFREXIMBANK.

10:45 - 12:00 Session 2Investing in Francophone Africa

  • Panel of law firms from Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo 

12:00 - 13:00 Session 3: Investing in Anglophone Africa 

  • Panel of law firms from Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 - 15:45 Session 3: Investing in North Africa

  • Panel of law firms from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt

15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:30 Session 4: Investing in Southern Africa

  • Panel of law firms from South Africa, Rwanda, Mauritius and Tanzania

17:30: Cocktail reception

Day 2

8:45 - 9:45 Session 1: Collaboration Between Legal Policy Makers of French Companies Operating in Africa and Law Firms in Africa

9:45 - 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:45 Session 2: Improvement of Business Climate and Access to Legal Information

  • Guillaume Deroubaix, LexisNexis

11:00 - 13:00 Session 3: Bilateral meetings

13:00: Closing and lunch


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