Legal Era Conclave & Awards 2019, Africa

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 population, 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 now, 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.

In sync with the mandate of Legal Era Magazine to expand footprint in and serve as development platform in promising markets, we are proud to present the inaugural Legal Era Conclave & Awards 2019, Africa on 19th July 2019 at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Summit will bring together leading senior and general counsel to discuss the evolving African landscape to deliver critical insights across a range of industries, old and new, thereby accelerating growth and development.

The Summit 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 Summit 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.

As Legal Era Magazine’s maiden foray into Africa, we invite active participation from all our stakeholders in making this event a great success.

Join us in July for a unforgettable experience.

200 Participants
10 Sessions
35 Speakers

Key Discussion Area

Doing Business in Africa Pitfall & Progress - Market Regulations, Diverse Culture, Dynamic

General Counsel in 21st Century is a Business Enabler & Business Advisor

Dispute Resolution Ecosystem in Africa

M&A in Unified Africa

Managing Risk in a Challenging Climate

Corporate Fraud - Case study Discussion

Energy & Infrastructure- What Are The Latest Trends?

Criminal Liability For Companies And Individuals: The Impact FCPA & Anti Bribery Act On Ethics And Compliance


Noor Kapdi
Noor Kapdi
Africa Chief Executive Officer & South Africa Managing Partner
Dentons South Africa
Adebayo Azeez
Adebayo Azeez
Executive Director Legal & Corporate Services
Phase3 Telecom
Christopher Akiwumi
Christopher Akiwumi
Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, MEA
Microsoft Corporation
Devon De Sousa
Devon De Sousa
Group General Counsel & Head of Human Resources
Toys R Us Babies R Us South Africa
Lynda Ait Kaci
General Counsel North Africa chez
General Electric (GE)
Mahmoud Shaarawy
Mahmoud Shaarawy
Group Legal Director
Mayuri Naidoo
Mayuri Naidoo
Head Legal Counsel, Risk & Compliance
Alcon Laboratories
Naomi Kasi Mu
Naomi Kasi Mu
Group Legal Counsel
Adrian Group of Companies


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