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Energy Law Institute - Friday Lecture: Africa Energy Projects

When: Friday, November 27, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Online,

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This lecture from the Energy Law Institute will discuss 'Africa Energy Projects: Role of business and lawyers in respect of HRs as the “S” of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)'.

About this event

Stéphane Brabant is global co-chair of Africa, chair of mining and co-head of business & human rights at Herbert Smith Freehills. In addition, he also leads their Africa Crisis Management practice. Stéphane has extensive experience over several decades of working in Africa with particular emphasis on energy and infrastructure projects. He has advised clients on a range of projects from the acquisition of a copper mine to resolving tax liabilities disputes in upstream oil and gas projects. Stéphane is a member of the Advisory Board of the Business & Human Rights Project of the American Bar Association's Center for Human Rights, as well as former Co-Chairman of the International Bar Association's CSR work group. Stéphane was one of the experts advising John Ruggie (former UN Special Representative) on the human rights capacity building obligations and responsibilities of Sates and multinationals.

Stéphane is consistently ranked in the top tier by legal guides. He was singled out by Chambers Global as a "Senior Statesperson" for Africa-wide Projects and Energy and he is also ranked as a leading lawyer for Business and Human Rights.

Please register above and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event the day before it takes place.