Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview of Legal Considerations

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom


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Doing Business in sub-saharan africa: An overview of legal considerations

A presentation by Ngosong Fonkem

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and the resulting disruptions on supply chains, energy supply and business on an international level appear to have signaled a seismic trade shift from the Global North away from Eurasia to other regions of the Global South such as Africa. This session will explore why Africa has become a preferred investment destination for many multinationals, as well as the legalities and practicalities of setting up a business operation on the African continent. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • Why Africa has become an investment destination in recent years.
  • How business practitioners can participate.
  • Discussions on challenges to doing business in Africa.
  • Legal considerations to doing business in Africa.

PRESENTED BY: Ngosong Fonkem

Ngosong Fonkem is an International Trade lawyer at Harris Bricken Sliwoski LLP. His enthusiasm for embracing difficult challenges that others are afraid to take on and willingness to go where others won’t go has provided him with the opportunity to help his clients navigate unfamiliar business sectors in unfamiliar legal territories.

Prior to settling into full time legal practice, Ngosong worked as a full-time law professor at the law faculty of the oldest private university in Malaysia and as an energy intelligence management consultant in Southeast Asia. He continues to teach courses on International Trade and Global Business as an adjunct professor at St. Norbert College Schneider School of Business and Cardinal Stritch University College of Business and Management.

Ngosong frequently speaks on international trade related issues, and regularly makes presentations in the U.S. and abroad on global trade and geopolitics related topics. He has also authored and co-authored numerous articles on trade related topics at peer reviewed law journals, business journals, and magazines. Most recently, he co-authored a book on international trade and geopolitics titled, “Trade Crash: A Primer on Surviving and Thriving in Pandemics & Global Trade Disruption”. 

Now Ngosong will discuss with the Club in great detail what it takes to conduct successful business dealings on the continent of Africa.


  • $25 for ITCC members and their guests
  • $45 for non-members

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Welcome & introductions by: Fabrice Bonvoisin, President of ITCC

Moderated by: Steve Kase, Vice President of ITCC

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