Foreign Investment

Investing in a foreign country can be both risky and rewarding. To unlock the potential benefits, while managing the risk, it is essential to understand each country’s investment environment, including the necessary investment approvals and restrictions, in general and for specific sectors. This product unpacks these aspects and also covers topics such as protection of foreign investment, incentives, and repatriation of investments and earnings, and provides an overview of established and planned special economic zones.

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The following topics are covered in the Foreign Investment product for each country (click to expand):
Foreign Investment
  • 1General principles

Practical Q&A format

This product contains detailed and up-to-date local guidance, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, in relation to investments by foreign companies in a particular African country. If you have a question that is not answered, we’ll source the response for you. Sample questions include:
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What are the main laws that govern investment by foreigners?
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Are foreign investment approvals required? What is the procedure to obtain such approval?
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Are there any ongoing performance or other requirements to maintain investment approval?
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Is foreign investment disallowed or restricted in any sectors or for any particular activities?
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Are there any incentive schemes available to foreign investors?
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To what extent is repatriation of investment always possible in practice and protected by law?
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Are there any special economic zones established or planned? If so, what benefits do they confer?

Benefits of Foreign Investment

If you invest in, or are considering investing in, a particular African country, the Afriwise platform is a must. Afriwise is more powerful than any other solution as it provides accurate, up-to-date and plain-language guidance in relation to all your questions, is interactive, and also notifies you when there are legal updates you should be aware of.
Afriwise subscribers benefit from:
  • 24/7 access to our online platform
  • detailed practical guidance and insights on all aspects of this area of law
  • overviews of the applicable laws and upcoming changes, as well as alerts to important legal developments
  • downloadable copies of all relevant laws and regulations
  • direct access to vetted local foreign investment law experts
  • valuable tools such as a powerful search engine with relevant filters
  • country comparisons
  • a clarification-request tool
  • note-taking
  • ... and much more.
Gain full visibility and clarity across the local foreign investment legal landscape.

Afriwise connects organisations to outstanding quality and up-to-date legal, risk and business information and local expertise for African countries. We give you deep understanding about African markets, online, and help you proactively comply with local regulations.

Our award-winning solution offers an innovative way to source and stay up to date with key information about foreign-investment approval requirements and restrictions, as well as about local incentive schemes and protection of your investment, across various African countries.

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