As a complement to our March 26, 2020 blog “Covington’s Ability to Help Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa,” you may access the audio of our briefing call here.

Key takeaways from the briefing can be accessed here.

With African governments increasingly taking strong actions to impede the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including a number of jurisdictions imposing full lockdowns, a few of our seniors lawyers and advisors on Africa outline considerations and guidance that businesses should have top of mind during this difficult time.

Cross-cutting issues that have been addressed in the briefing include:

§  Force Majeure/Change in Law;

§  Navigating financing and commercial agreements;

§  Insurance considerations; and

§  Public policy considerations.

This post can also be found on CovAfrica, the firm’s blog on legal, regulatory, political and economic developments in Africa.