Afriwise, an online alternative legal services delivery platform has partnered Africa Risk Consulting (ARC) to offer firms active in or looking to expand to Africa access to all the legal and business-critical information they need to understand local markets.
The deal will see ARC Briefing monthly country reports made available on the Afriwise platform to make corporate governance, risk and compliance management in African countries more efficient.
According to Afriwise CEO, Steven De Backer, “Having access to business-critical monthly updated news, besides our own up-to-date legal, regulatory and business content, in one trusted hub gives board directors, trustees, investors, in-house counsel and professional service providers, among others, a clear competitive advantage, enabling them to effectively manage risk and meet their legal and regulatory requirements in each African country.”
ARC Briefing covers political, economic, business and operating events in 22 of Africa’s main markets, including Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, the DRC and Zimbabwe, and provides in-depth analysis of their implications for investors and businesses monthly. The ARC Briefing is now fully integrated into the Afriwise platform, in a user-friendly, searchable format.
The Afriwise platform contains up-to-date answers to over 1 500 critical legal questions about doing business in various African countries, covering key areas of law, such as Business Structures, Foreign Investment and Employment, with each answer provided by a leading local law firm. The platform also contains detailed profiles of vetted local counsel selected from reputable firms in each country, productivity tools to improve efficiency and turnaround times, and legislation.
ARC is a pan-African consulting company that provides political and strategic advisory, integrity due diligence and investigations, and risk-management advice – keeping businesses informed and safeguarding their reputations.
ARC Briefing keeps businesses at any stage in their Africa expansion up to date with chronologies of business-critical events in the know via briefings on political, economic, business and operating trends, written in-country and supplemented with analysis and commentary by ARC experts; and ahead with country planners detailing future elections, budgets, and regulatory changes, among others.
ARC Executive Director, Tara O’Connor, added: “We are delighted that ARC Briefing is now available to Afriwise subscribers. The ARC and Afriwise teams have combined experience of over 100 years in Africa, advising clients in more than 40 African countries. This places us in a unique position to empower Afriwise subscribers, through valuable information and insights, to develop and expand in a sustainable manner.”