The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has welcomed two new additions to its Management Board, Rafique Mahomed and Bruce Montador.
Comments and submissions by interested parties on South Africa's International Arbitration Bill, approved by the South African government in March 2017, are due by 28 July 2017.
Court declines to stop East African Community member states from signing Economic Partnership Agreement
The East African Court of Justice has declined to grant orders to stop East African Community Partner States which have not signed the European Partnership Agreement (EPA) not to sign the same.
Andersen Global has announced the addition of a presence in Egypt by way of a collaboration agreement with Maher Milad Iskander and Co., an Egyptian tax and legal firm based in Cairo.
[South Africa] JSE amends listing requirements to include disclosure on promotion of racial diversity at board level
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has amended its Listing Requirements to ensure that its listed companies have a policy in place to promote racial diversity at board level.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has recommended that betting, lotteries and gaming activities should be taxed at the rate of 35 percent.
Switzerland has transferred approximately $4million to Tunisia, in response to a request for mutual legal assistance.
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) assigns ‘B’ long term and ‘B’ short term global scale counterparty credit ratings to the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA).
Given the growth in Africa, employers are regularly seconding their employees to businesses in other jurisdictions. Each country has different visa requirements for employees who wish to work in those jurisdictions.
FBME Bank has been placed under further sanctions from international courts as part of a long list of problems caused by money laundering.
More than 80 lawyers, international arbitration practitioners and government officials gathered in Abidjan in a lively exchange on the future of investment arbitration in Africa.
IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), have signed a landmark agreement that will enhance the rights of African artists and their music.
Africa Legal Network has announced the admission of three new members as part of their strategy to expand into francophone Africa. The new members are based in Algeria, Guinea and Morocco.
Roughly half of the African continent already has competition legislation in place, although some of these systems are not yet functional, and there are new systems coming into force all the time.
On Wednesday 26 April 2017, the Western Cape High Court in South Africa ruled that certain of the South African Government's decisions in respect of the procurement of nuclear new generation capacity, were unlawful and unconstitutional and were set aside.
The South African Competition Commission has referred a supplier of the main ingredient in bricks used in the construction of affordable housing to the Competition Tribunal for charging excessive prices.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Samallie Kiyingi as Director of Legal Services.
Zimbabwe is hoping to enlist cows, goats and sheep in an attempt to revive its credit-starved economy after President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party proposed a law to make livestock eligible for backing bank loans.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in a unanimous judgment has granted a reprieve to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, over a $100million Bank guarantee in a case involving the Corporation and a service company, IPCO (Nigeria) Limited.
The Government of Madagascar faces an International Labour Organization (ILO) complaint over its treatment of 43 dockworkers who were sacked for joining a union.
FTI Consulting today announced the further expansion of the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment with the launch of a practice in South Africa and the appointment of five senior professionals
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has expanded its tax practice in Africa with the appointment, from 1st June 2017, of a market leading tax team headed by Stephan Spamer from ENSafrica.
Ten lawyers from Baker McKenzie South Africa and nine of its practice areas have been recognised by international legal research organisation, Chambers & Partners in its 2017 Chambers Global Guide. These results reflect the firm’s exceptional standard of legal expertise across key sectors in Africa.
Bowmans advises on one of the first significant financing by a private equity credit fund in sub Saharan Africa
Pan-African law firm Bowmans recently advised Helios Credit Partners on a landmark transaction representing one of the first significant financing by a private credit fund in sub-Saharan Africa. The transaction was one of the largest debt financing secured by a Namibian company in the private sector.
South Africa's Merchant Shipping Act refers to stowaways as follows: “No person shall go to sea in a ship without the consent of the owner, master, a ship’s officer or some other person entitled to give that consent, or secrete himself for the purpose of going to sea without that consent.”
President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill 2017, a tough legislation aimed at combating economic crimes, into law.
Leading Pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has promoted nine senior associates to partner with effect from 1 March 2017. Robert Legh, chairman and senior partner, commented
Desai Law Group (DLG), one of Botswana’s largest law firms, has today joined ALN, Africa’s foremost legal alliance, as its member firm in Botswana.
Competition agencies must work together to create a healthy business environment in Africa - Bowmans
The safeguarding of competition amongst businesses operating in the African market is key to inclusive growth on the continent.
M-learning, or 'Mobile Learning', has become increasingly popular in recent years with students participating in courses from all around the globe.