Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Finance – Current Themes for Africa

Webinar | June.30.2021 | 9:00am - 10:15am (Eastern Daylight Time)

Online Webinar

The Cyrus R. Vance Center and Orrick hosted a webinar on Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Finance in Africa on June 30th, 2021. The event featured Lorraine McGowen and Thomas Laryea from Orrick and panelists from the Vance Center. The attendees included investors and African government officials.

The webinar explored the challenges arising from the COVID pandemic, and the legal and policy tools used to date, including the application of international initiatives such as the G-20 Debt Suspension Initiative (DSSI) and the “Common Framework”, and opportunities to innovate in blended finance and ESG finance in order to leverage the private sources of financing needed to meet the African continent’s development objectives.

A recording of the webinar can be seen below:

 

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in the State of California. This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the State Bar of California for a maximum of 1 credit hour, of which 1 credit hour can be applied to the general requirement.

View the presentation slides here.