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Breaking Business Barriers: from New York to Paris to Dakar -- Unscrambling the New Africa
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 7pm


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The "New Africa" promises to be a key continent of the 21st century. Global financiers are seeking out opportunities in Africa. China and India are positioning themselves as major trading and investment partners. At the same time, African nations are striving to harmonize business laws and ensure a more long-term political stability in the region. The challenge for legal practitioners is to "unscramble the New Africa." This panel of multinational lawyers will offer perspectives on current issues facing this complex, emerging market.

Moderators:
Arthur W. Rovine, Chair, International Law Committee & Sara Mansuri, Chair, International Commercial Law Subcommittee, International Law Committee

Speakers:
Clement N. Fondufe, Global Chair of the Africa Practice Group, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, New York
Anthony Giustini, Co-chair of Worldwide Project Group & Co-chair of Africa Practice Group, Clifford Chance, Paris, France
Rachel Robbins, Vice President & General Counsel, International Finance Corporation, the World Bank Group, Washington DC.

Sponsoring Committee:
International Law Committee, Arthur W. Rovine, Chair

Co-sponsoring Committees:
International Business Transactions Committee, Chair, Walter Jay Clayton; Foreign & Comparative Law Committee, Chair, Mark A. Meyers, Project Finance Committee, Chair, Ernest W. Chung, African Affairs Committee, Chair, Megan Maloney and the International Section of the New York State Bar Association.