Legal Era Conclave & Awards 2020, Africa
Meet Africa Leading General Counsel, Lawyers & Law Firms Network
Africa may continue to attract jaded metaphors from the West but the reality is a lot more inspiring. With 54 countries and nearly 1.1 billion of the world’s populations, the vast continent offers a wealth of opportunities to both local and global investors. Interestingly, these are no longer restricted to natural resources like in the past, and all eyes are now on the fast-emerging telecom, technology and agribusiness sectors.
It follows that Africa is also home to a burgeoning legal market, with European, American and even Asian law firms looking to set shop in regions such as Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Central and South Africa. Africa is one of the most diverse markets on the one hand but on the other, it presents a maze of political rivalry and economic instability that needs to be successfully negotiated to realize its full potential.
Legal Era Magazine is proud to present the 2nd Annual Legal Era Conclave Africa & Africa Law Awards 2020, on 17th July 2020 at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Conclave will bring together leading senior and general counsel, Lawyers & Law Firm partners to discuss the evolving African landscape to deliver critical insights across a range of industries, old and new, thereby accelerating growth and development.
The Conclave assumes added significance considering the ever-expanding role of General Counsel in today’s day and age. General Counsel is no longer someone who simply oversees contracts and represents the organization in court proceedings. He or she increasingly works alongside the top management, fostering overall growth of the company while ensuring smooth and cost-effective business operations and preempting and managing risk, among others. The rise in cross-border transactions and business volatility, the changing regulatory concerns, and the changing plagiarism laws with respect to the Internet and e-commerce make the General Counsel’s job even more challenging than it already is.
Coming at such a time, the Conclave will see informative and interactive sessions on topics such as GC as business enabler and business advisor, dispute resolution ecosystem in Africa, M&A in unified Africa, managing risk in a challenging climate, corporate fraud, latest trends in energy and infrastructure, and criminal liability for companies and individuals.
We invite active participation from all our stakeholders in making this event a great success.
Achadu David Attah
Chief Legal Advisor and Company Secretary
Executive Director Legal & Corporate Services
Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, MEA
Group Legal Head
Head of Legal and Company Secretary
Dr. Vivek Mittal
Regional Counsel - METAI Region Diagnostics
Kgadi Desiree Kekana
Head of Legal Services
Lynda AIT KACI
General Counsel North Africa
Company Secretary and General Counsel
Group Legal Director
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Head: Legal Risk Management
Executive Legal and Compliance
General Counsel, Company Secretary & Information Officer
Vice President & Head Legal
Nidal EL HASSANI
Sr. Regional Head of Corporate Legal
Africa Chief Executive Officer & South Africa Managing Partner
Osaro Eghobamien SAN
Director: Legal and Compliance
Head of Legal
Robyn Van Heerden
Head of Legal
Senior Legal Counsel
Thabani (Thabo) Ngilande
General Counsel Africa
General Counsel/Company Secretary
Assistant General Counsel