Event Date and time: Wednesday 23rd November 2016 | 6:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Venue details: Hunton & Williams | 30 Saint Mary Axe London EC3A 8EP
Event cost: Free
This seminar will examine the impact of claims to sovereign immunity and (lack of) adherence to the rule of law on the infrastructural development of African countries. Dr Onyema will examine the origins of the doctrine of sovereign immunity and how it strives to balance the (public) interests of the state and legitimate expectations of (foreign) investors. She will examine the recent decision of the English Courts in Avionics v Nigeria (2016). Mr Thomas will analyse the commercial steps that can be taken by a private investor to minimise those risks and consider illustrative case studies to assess the effectiveness of such risk mitigation regimes.
The event will be followed by a reception.
Professor Mashood Baderin, SOAS School of Law/CAS
Dr Emilia Onyema, SOAS School of Law
Mr Andrew Thomas of Hunton & Williams LLP
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This event is part of the SOAS University of London School of Law/Centre of African Studies Law and Development in Africa Network Lecture Series
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This lecture is organised in collaboration with Hunton and Williams LLP