mai 22 2024

Renewables in Africa – The World's Next Powerhouse


The future of the renewable energy industry in Africa continues to be promising, with an abundance of suitable resources and increased interest in stimulating green economic growth. As with all markets, however, Africa presents its own set of issues and risks which stakeholders must consider before becoming involved in renewables projects on the continent.

Please join Mayer Brown and distinguished guests where we will discuss the latest legal and market developments in the renewables sector in Africa.

This will be followed by a networking reception.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact London Events.


  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Ian Coles, Partner
  • 2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Africa Rising – Macro Outlook in Africa

    Simon Quijano-Evans, Chief Economist at Gemcorp
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    Key Renewable Trends - Green Molecules v. Electrons

    Kirsti Massie, Partner
    Olivier Mélédo, Partner
    Simon Le Clech, Project Manager at Globeleq
    Ross Palmer, Associate Director at EBRD

  • 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Risk and Reward

    Sam Eastwood, Partner
    Vincent Rouget, Director at Control Risk

  • 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Dispute Resolution

    Kwadwo Sarkodie, Partner
    Krista Lee KC, Barrister at Keating Chambers
    Busani Moyo-Majwabu, Principal at Control Risks
    Diamana Diawara, Director, Arbitration and ADR for Africa at International Chamber of Commerce

  • 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

    What are the funding barriers to delivering clean energy projects in Africa and how can they be overcome?

    Ash McDermott, Moderator 
    Kirsti Massie, Partner
    Olivier Mélédo, Partner
    James Doree, Managing Director at Cygnum Capital
    Arnaud Gouet, SVP Utilities at Release by Scatec Solar
    Richard Avery, Director Business Development at Infinity Power

  • 5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Closing Remarks

    Kwadwo Sarkodie, Partner

  • 6:00 p.m. onwards

    Drinks and Networking

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