African Insights: deal structuring - bilateral investment treaties

Many of us are familiar with looking at considerations such as jurisdiction and tax when deciding upon a structure. In our latest African Insights publication we look at an area that may be less well known - Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs).

A BIT is an agreement between two countries establishing the terms and conditions for private investment by nationals and entities of one state in another and providing a legally binding level of protection with the aim of encouraging investment flow between the two countries.

This publication looks at the key points surrounding BITs and the protections they afford.