TEMPLARS partners, Dayo Okusami and Zelda Akindele were interviewed for a recent article by Law.com International titled “African Governments are Struggling Under the Weight of Huge Mining Disputes. Law Firms are Stepping Up.”

Dayo highlighted the need for better controls and advice in contractual negotiation, which could have prevented many of the disputes seen in the African mining sector.

Zelda noted the complex contractual control exercised by private sector entities in the African mining sector, while governments often only enter contracts with the private sector. She added that the Nigerian and Ghanaian governments are now taking a more business-savvy approach, seeking help from law firms in the commercial space to navigate the intricacies of contracts.

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As the African mining sector continues to grapple with challenges, TEMPLARS provides legal and commercial advice to support contractual negotiations and transactions in this crucial sector.