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  • Waste management issues for investors coming into and out of the UK

    Conference Call

    Submitted: 25 March 2015

    This was the first conference call of our Hot Topics Impacting Waste Management series. On this call Richard Dyton and Rosanna Piper-Gill teamed up with expert Stephen Smith from EY to discuss the growing market for investment in waste treatment solutions both nationally and internationally and some of the issues that need to be considered and of which potential investors should be aware.

  • UK Budget 2015 - Overview

    Article

    Submitted: 18 March 2015

    Simmons & Simmons' brief overview of the UK Budget 2015, which was released on 18 March 2015.

  • UK Budget 2015 - Simmons & Simmons' expert commentary

    Article

    Submitted: 18 March 2015

    Simmons & Simmons' expert commentary on those tax aspects of the 2015 UK Budget, released on 18 March 2015, which are of particular interest to the business community.

  • China expanding number of free trade zones in 2015 Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 11 March 2015

    The State Council has announced the opening of three more FTZs in Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian on 12th December 2014, following Shanghai FTZ’s success in the creation of an internationalized, market driven and law abiding commercial environment.

  • Africa roadshow

    Seminar

    Submitted: 10 March 2015

    This roadshow provides an insight into both legal and practical matters that arise in the development and financing of projects and doing business in Africa and includes an introduction to the legal systems of East Africa followed by an in-depth discussion of renewable energy projects, project finance and dispute resolution in Africa.

  • Africa roadshow questions and answers: seminar recording

    Seminar

    Submitted: 10 March 2015

    Questions and answers at the end of the conference.

  • Introduction by Richard Kramer: seminar recording and slides

    Seminar

    Submitted: 10 March 2015

    This session provides a general introduction to Africa and covers a general discussion of its size, linguistic and legal diversity, the application of OHADA, and how the various counties and regions in Africa rank in ControlRisks™ political risk map and corruption perceptions index.

  • Dispute Resolution by Anthony Hague and Akihiro Tozawa: seminar recording and slides

    Seminar

    Submitted: 10 March 2015

    This session considers the risks specific to dispute resolution in Africa, particularly political instability and corruption, as well as how to approach disputes with a focus on offshore arbitration.

  • East Africa Insight by Patrick Wallace, Dr. Wilbert Kapinga and David Mpanga: seminar recording and slides

    Seminar

    Submitted: 10 March 2015

    This session provides an insight into the legal and business environment in East Africa. Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are becoming particularly attractive to foreign investors, especially with recent discoveries of oil and natural gas.

  • Renewable Energy Projects in Africa by Peter Wright: seminar recording and slides

    Seminar

    Submitted: 10 March 2015

    This session focuses on how several African countries attract investors in this otherwise expensive market through the use of feed-in tariff schemes as a means of subsidising renewable energy development. There are discussions surrounding South Africa’s success with the Renewables Independent Power Project Programme (RIPPP), a competitive tariff scheme which provides a firmly structured and regulated system. Uganda’s initial failure with the 2007 feed-in tariff system and its revised scheme including the GET FiT programme is also discussed, as well as the success story of Morocco’s world leading solar energy generator the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN).

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