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Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess Urges German Government to Stop Subsidizing Fossil Fuels: Prospects after the IAA Mobility

At the world’s largest mobility trade show, IAA Mobility 2021, which took place from 7th-12th September in Munich, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess urged the German government to stop subsidizing fossil fuels to foster the decarbonization of the automotive sector and accelerate the energy transition. In his keynote speech ‘Decarbonization as a chance’, Diess particularly emphasized that political action and power are indispensable to achieve these goals and limit human-driven climate change. Whereas chancellor Angela Merkel opened the exhibition announcing that the German government will invest €150 billion into e-mobility until 2025, the German government has yet to answer why it subsidizes the fossil fuel sector with €37.5 billion a year.

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Atténuer les risques de la crise actuelle : les mesures que doivent prendre les entreprises du secteur pétrolier

Les effets cumulatifs du virus corona et des perturbations de l’industrie pétrolière posent des défis uniques et importants, en particulier sur le continent africain où les économies des pays producteurs dépendent largement des revenus pétroliers. Alors que davantage de pays restent fermés et que les entreprises restent fermées en raison de la pandémie, la demande de pétrole restera faible, laissant les prix tout aussi bas. Avocat associé, Oneyka Ojogbo a identifié quelques problèmes cruciaux liés aux contrats et aux opérations locales.

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Juggling at the Top: What it Takes to Manage a Pan-African Energy Law Practice in 2020

At 35, Zion Adeoye is the youngest Managing Partner at an African multi-national law firm. Appointed in 2020 to head the Centurion Law Group, Zion embodies a new generation of African lawyers leading the continent into the transformations that will place Africa as the 21st century’s success story. As he reflects on his professional journey so far, he shares his lessons to any young Africans in search of a meaningful legal career on the continent.

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