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Clifford Chance contributes to the GAR Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2023

The Global Arbitration Review has released its annual yearbook-style report for 2023, covering the most significant recent international arbitration developments across the Middle Eastern and African region. This year's review features a chapter co-authored by our global team of international arbitration specialists at Clifford Chance from across the global offices.

The chapter offers a compact summary of diverse and intriguing topics that are significant, growing and prevalent in the African region. It covers the potential hazards inherent in the mining sector, recent disputes that have arisen which involve iron ore, technology metals, and oil and gas. Additionally, it examines the implications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the challenges associated with the shift towards green energy and the global push to achieve net-zero emissions by states and major corporations. Our arbitration group maintains a notable emphasis on the mining sector within the Africa region, which is demonstrated by the contents of this chapter.

Key discussion points include:

  • Trends in African mining arbitrations
  • Impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on African mining disputes
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) and climate change
  • Impact of Chinese investments on African mining disputes
  • Resource nationalism
  • Managing political risk beyond investment treaties

Read our mining arbitrations in Africa chapter here.