African economies have been very resilient despite numerous challenging economic conditions. We have seen an increased spending power from a growing middle class and the slowdown of inflation creating an increased demand for goods and services across the continent. With more than US$100 trillion in assets managed by institutional investors and commercial banks across the globe, investors are regarding numerous sectors* across Africa as a source of great potential return.
DLA Piper will be hosting our fourth annual Africa Week again this year giving insight into doing business on the continent by providing the opportunity to interact with representatives from DLA Piper Africa's 20 member firms as well as key legal and business sector representatives from Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and USA who are used to working with our clients in successfully navigate the continent.
This year topics under discussion will include energy (renewables and oil and gas), arbitration, private equity, mining, and the prestigious Gala Drinks in celebration of the GC Powerlist Africa Teams.
*Key sectors across Africa that drive investment include agriculture, commodities (mining), consumer goods, energy (including oil and gas), financial services, infrastructure, private equity and venture capital, real estate and telecommunications (including technology).