Speakers confirmed for inaugural IFLR Africa Forum

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The final list of speakers has been confirmed for the inaugural IFLR Africa Forum on Thursday, May 31. The event, held at the Waldorf Hotel in London, will bring in-house counsel, bankers and private practice lawyers together to discuss opportunities in Africa.

Maryam Khosrowshahi, head of CEEMEA sovereign DCM at Deutsche Bank, and Amol Prabhu, director, legal, IBD emerging markets at Barclays, will join Stuart Marry and Melissa Butler of White & Case to discuss debt capital markets. In particular, they will explore the African appetite for sovereign debt and issues linked to African borrowers tapping the international markets.

Later in the day, Brian Marcus, director, project and export finance at Standard Chartered, and Daniel Whitehead, deputy general counsel and director at Citibank will discuss corporate finance options for African companies with barrister Anne Crossfield.

Also, Simon Tysoe of Herbert Smith is chairing a session, including Sophia Gordon, general counsel at Ariya Capital, and David Melville, legal counsel at Smartmatic, on energy, power projects and natural resources.

The IFLR Africa Forum also has dedicated panels on Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria and Morocco. Speakers on these sessions include: Helder Sitoe of the National Petroleum Institute Mozambique; Jennifer Garvey, chief counsel at Rio Tinto; Edmond F Leedham, chief counsel at US Bank Global Corporate Trust Services; Bolaji Balogun, CEO of Chapel Hill Denham; Chief Sena Anthony; and Mark Bergman of Paul Weiss.

Please note that this is free for in-house counsel, professionals from banks and funds. For more information and to view the full brochure, please click here: www.iflr.com/AfricaForum2012