AFRICA RISKWATCH – ISSUE 4 – DECEMBER 2015

Welcome to Control Risks' Africa newsletter


2016 will be a pivotal year for Nigeria. Over the last months, we have been closely monitoring the Buhari government and assessing the impact of the social, political and economic changes occurring in the market on national and international companies operating within. Many questions remain unanswered.

While we expect a slow rise in commodity prices in 2016, the low oil price will continue to put pressure on Buhari’s administration and possibly hinder the government from delivering the promises made in the run-up to the elections. What effect will “Buhari-effect” have on the nation’s social, political and economic structure?  How will the anti-corruption movement playout and what impact will Buhari’s self-appointed role as Minister of petroleum have on regulations within the sector? Many of these questions will be discussed during our annual RiskMap event in 2016 taking place in Lagos, where our West Africa experts will debate the possible outcomes for Nigeria’s future under the new presidency. This debate on regulatory risks is highly indicative of the issues faced by many of our clients across Africa.

Hence, this 4th edition of the Africa RiskWatch will discuss regulatory risks, how to analyse and mitigate them and ultimately how to respond in a regulatory crisis situation. We hope you will enjoy the reading it and we wish you happy holidays.

Control Risks West Africa