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Financing the Funders

This workshop will explore some of the techniques and structures that are being used to ‘finance the funders’, as well as those that may be used in the future. Clifford Chance’s expert panel will discuss structural requirements, platforms, tax, hedging and investment protection and incentives.

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What is this Workshop about?

Various parties are involved in financing entrepreneurs and projects in Africa. Some of these parties use their own money, some are also using the money provided to them by others.

By way of examples: a local bank may receive funding from a development bank in order to finance SME businesses in its country; an investment fund based in Europe invests money in an agricultural project in Africa; or the proceeds of a bond issue subscribed by private investors are used to finance providers of micro-credit.

Such transactions are often cross-border and require a degree of structuring. In some cases, the financiers can take advantage of incentives. Also fintech techniques may be used in the context of the financing arrangements.

This workshop will explore some of the techniques and structures that are being used as well as those that may be used in the future. Our expert panel will discuss structural requirements, platforms, tax, hedging and investment protection and incentives.

The workshop will be of particular interest to financial institutions, funding platforms, investors, financial intermediaries and persons advising these organisations.

Workshop Organizer

Clifford Chance has been active in Africa for over 30 years. Long-established relationships with local counsel, long-term exposure to legal issues, and a constant flow of complex and outstanding deals on the continent makes Clifford Chance the go-to firm in Africa.

Their office in Casablanca, Morocco acts as a hub for clients across the wider North Africa and Sub-Saharan Francophone region and the nerve centre of our Africa initiative.

Clifford Chance acts for all types of clients including African and international corporations, investors, commercial lenders, export credit agencies, development agencies and governments, domestic and international private equity funds on Africa related matters.

Clifford Chance works on high-profile, groundbreaking and market first transactions across Africa and hopes to share their knowledge and insights during their Africa Works! Workshop.

In 2013 Clifford Chance won the International Law Firm of the Year at the African Legal Awards. They have been ranked Tier One in Africa by Chambers Global for Corporate & Commercial and Projects & Energy for each consecutive year since 2009, and they have won several awards for individual deals.

Africa Works! is very proud to welcome Clifford Chance as Content Partner during the Africa Works! conference.

For more information about the workshops, feel free to get in touch with our Head of Operations: Heleen Keijer: +31 (0)70 304 3621 or via africaworks@nabc.nl.