President of Senegal, and President of Angola, have signed six cooperation agreements in the fields of justice, trade, tourism and oil as well as the promotion and protection of investments.
Relativity, a global legal and compliance technology company, announced that ENSafrica, Africa's largest law firm, is the first law firm on the continent to adopt RelativityOne, the industry leading SaaS e-discovery solution.
The World Bank announced a twenty-eight month debarment of Techno Brain Kenya, an IT-services company, and a ten-month debarment of its parent company, Techno Brain UAE, in connection with collusive and fraudulent practices.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has appointed Rispah Simiyu as the new Commissioner for Domestic Taxes, effective 22nd October 2020.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) appointed Paula Santos Da Costa as Acting Director, Office of Integrity and Anticorruption, effective 14 January 2021.
This week, lawyers across Africa commented on the continent’s urgent need for data privacy and security laws among other top stories of the week.
Andersen Global enters the Central African Republic with collaborating firm Rigo Parse Avocat, further extending its geographic coverage in the region.
Italian law firm BonelliErede, announced a cooperation with Zahaf & Partners, a Libyan law firm, to enable BonelliErede expand its presence in the country, thereby continuing on a path of strategic development
Andersen Global has added complementary tax capabilities to its existing platform in Mali with collaborating firm Kanaga Consulting, reinforcing its commitment to provide clients with comprehensive coverage locally and globally.
Janusz Luterek, a partner at South Africa-based law firm Hahn & Hahn Attorneys will be speaking at the Future Foods Conference on the legal impediments to launching novel foodstuffs in South Africa.
Centurion International AG has listed on the Open Market of the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange, marking a historic moment for the firm as it moves to enhance international investment and collaboration within Africa’s diverse economy.
TransGlobe announces ratification of consolidated and amended Eastern Desert Production Sharing Contracts in Egypt
TransGlobe Energy announced it received notification that its agreement with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) to merge, amend and extend its three existing Eastern Desert concessions, has been ratified into Egyptian Law.
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, announced the appointment of Zurina Saban as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank Group (TDB Group) and the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development and delivery of capacity building training programs for public sector lawyers in Africa.
Andersen Global enters a Collaboration Agreement with Gabon-based tax firm Caudexco, further bolstering its foothold in the country and expanding its resources in the region.
Pharos Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, announced Egyptian Cabinet approval of the Third Amendment of its El Fayum Concession Agreement.
Phoenix Advisory includes Managing Partner Albert Désiré Zang and more than 10 professionals. The firm provides tax services to individuals, businesses and corporations based in Cameroon and other African countries.
Bolstering the organization’s footprint in Africa, Andersen Global enters a Collaboration Agreement with tax firm AccPro Accountants in Botswana.
L'audience de confirmation des charges dans l'affaire Le Procureur c. Mahamat Said Abdel Kani s'est terminée devant la Chambre préliminaire II de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) du juge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua et de la juge Tomoko Akane.
After extensive research and continuous development, Centurion Law Group has launched the Africa Investment Guides series in Nigeria, developed to serve as the African countries’ guide in reflecting and navigating through tough economic times.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies through its innovation and partnerships arm Liquid Labs, has partnered with Africa Legal, an organization that connects legal professionals across the African continent to launch three online courses on legal technology.
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) extended the provisional licenses granted to four coffee brokers by a further 30 days from 30 September 2021, in line with the Capital Markets (Coffee Exchange) Regulations, 2020.
UNESCO has launched the Portuguese version of its Legal Standards on Freedom of Expression: Toolkit for the Judiciary in Africa.
As legal practice in Nigeria continues to grow in size and capacity, and considering the current state of the world, it is evident that a conflation of law and technology should take place.
DLA Piper announced the appointment of two Directors to its Johannesburg office, Tumisang Mongae, who joined the Litigation & Regulatory practice from 1 September 2021 and Sibonelo Mdluli, who joined the Corporate practice on 1 August.
The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced the four startups that will go on to the prestigious HiiL Justice Accelerator.
[Column] Pieter Visagie: South African Patent Office’s Recent Grant of a Patent for an Invention Created by Artificial Intelligence
In the past few weeks, there has been extensive reporting, globally, heralding the South African Patent Office for having been the first patent office in the world to have granted a patent for an invention that was created by artificial intelligence
Andersen Global is bolstering its presence in Mauritania through a Collaboration Agreement with tax advisory firm AMC Consulting.
Troopti is an admitted attorney and has extensive experience in the fields of Labour Law, Immigration Law, Corporate Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions Tax, Tax Incentives, Corporate Governance, Legal and Finance, as well as Tax policy and Revenue Authority engagement.
The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has unconditionally approved the large merger whereby Transaction Capital (TC), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Transaction Capital Motor Holdco (TCMH) will increase its shareholding in We Buy Cars.
An international flagship project designed to expand financial inclusion among small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) especially on the African continent has been launched.
According to Refinitiv data, 37 cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in Africa were announced in the technology, media and communications (TMT) sector in the first half of 2021.
Andersen Global continues its Africa expansion with the addition of collaborating firm Payce Consulting, adding dimension to the organization’s existing presence in The Gambia.
Dana Gas, the Middle East regional private sector natural gas company has received an award in its favour from the London Court of Arbitration (LCIA), in relation to sale of its Egyptian assets.
[Column] Mthokozisi Maphumulo: Business insurance policies to rescue business amid the recent unrest and looting in South Africa
The recent events of unrest and looting of shops in South Africa, particularly in KZN and Gauteng have certainly been worrying for business owners.
Andersen Global extends its African presence through a Collaboration Agreement with one of Lesotho’s largest law firms, Webber Newdigate Attorneys, enhancing the organization’s coverage in the southern region of the continent.
Equity shareholders resolve to reinforce Group’s governance structure through amendments of its Articles of Association
Equity Group shareholders passed resolutions that will reinforce the governance structures of the Group, continue to diversify the Board composition, and also assure investors of dividend pay-out every year as long as the Company posts profits.
Sasol announced that the Competition Tribunal approved its sale of 16 air separation units (ASUs) to Air Liquide, concluding the final outstanding suspensive condition from the agreement.
South African Reserve Bank imposes administrative sanctions on Authorised Dealer in foreign exchange with limited authority
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on Master Currency (Pty) Limited, an Authorised Dealer in foreign exchange with limited authority (ADLA).
The considerable diversion of consumers from shopping malls to online trading platforms, further driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, presents huge challenges to authorities in stopping unlawful goods from being distributed.
[Column] Chido Pamela Mafongoya, Veedushi Mooloo: How Mauritius can take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area
The AfCFTA gives Mauritius market access estimated to be as large as 1.3 billion people across Africa, with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of $3.4 trillion.
[South Africa] JSE Investor Services collaborates with William Radcliffe to provide legal and governance services
JSE Investor Services has entered into a collaboration with William Radcliffe to offer listed companies with new value-added services that include company secretariat, share administration and trust services, effective 1 May 2021.
Sonatrach, Algeria’s national energy company, has terminated the contractual interest held by the U.K. company Sunny Hill Energy through its wholly owned subsidiary Petroceltic Ain Tsila in the Ain Tsila gas field in southeast Algeria.
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), imposed administrative sanctions on Discovery Life and directed the life insurer to take remedial actions.
In line with its investor protection mandate, as affirmed by the Supreme Court, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) commenced its enforcement proceedings against former board members of Imperial Bank.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has concluded plans to inaugurate the Advisory Council and Body of Neutrals of the oil and gas industry’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre (ADRC) in Lagos.
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), imposed administrative sanctions on Deutsche Bank AG - Johannesburg Branch (Deutsche Bank) and directed the bank to take remedial actions.
Al Tamimi & Company will provide critical guidance to companies navigating complex cross-border transactions in the maritime, shipping and customs sectors.
Nigeria's Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has revoked four Oil Mining Licenses (OML) belonging to Addax Petroleum due to the non-development of the assets by the petroleum company.
PetroNor, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on production, development and exploration assets across sub-Saharan Africa, announced it has been unable to reach a satisfactory solution with Senegal.
World Services Group (WSG) announced that ENSafrica has expanded its global membership with five new jurisdictions in Africa in addition to South Africa and Mauritius: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda.
In relation to the Nigeria-OPL 245 trial, Eni has welcomed the judgment of full acquittal of all charges, since there was no case, by the Court of Milan.
The governments of Norway and the United Kingdom have extended grants of around £2.6 million to the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) to support its activities over the next two years.
The Netherlands Ministry for Trade and Development Cooperation is extending a €6 million grant to the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), to support the ALSF’s work providing legal and technical services to low-income countries.
Following its rapid expansion in Africa, Andersen Global is now unifying its African member firms under the brand “Andersen.”
Centurion Law Group advises Panoro Energy on its acquisition of Tullow’s Oil asset in Equatorial Guinea
Pan African Law Conglomerate, Centurion Law Group has acted as local counsel to Panoro Energy ASA on the $105 million purchase of all Tullow Oil PLC (Tullow) assets in Equatorial Guinea.
Legal technology budgets will increase threefold through 2025 as general counsel face unprecedented pressure both in terms of managing legal workload and driving efficiency in their departments, according to Gartner, Inc.
The wave of chaos has also reached companies, especially in small economies such as Equatorial Guinea. Many companies have seen their volume of activity decrease drastically, with subsequent cost reductions. The question remains how does a company reduce costs without drowning the company?
Andersen Global further enhances the depth and breadth of its African platform through a Collaboration Agreement with Mauritius-based law firm Prism Chambers.
Global law firm DLA Piper has appointed Peter Somekh as Managing Partner of its Africa practice.
Andersen Global has enhanced its presence in South Africa through a Collaboration Agreement with full-service accounting and tax consulting firm SAB&T Business Consulting.
Andersen Global continues to reinforce its competitive edge in the African region through a Collaboration Agreement with full-service tax firm Kashadah & Co. in Libya.
Andersen Global establishes a foothold in the Malawi market through a Collaboration Agreement with Knight & Knight, bolstering its platform on the African continent and adding additional coverage in the eastern region.
The restructuring of the sector, that resulted in the creation of the ANPG and the reorientation of Sonangol, is arguably one of the greatest achievements of H.E. Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum who was brought in to reform the sector.
The U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco David T. Fischer and Morocco’s Minister of Culture Othmane El Ferdaous signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding that protects Moroccan cultural property.
Further developing its African platform, Andersen Global expands its presence through a Collaboration Agreement with law firm Pinto Pereira & Associados, the CRA Law representative in Guinea-Bissau.
Further enhancing its African presence, Andersen Global has entered the Republic of Congo by way of a Collaboration Agreement with tax and legal firm Africa Tax & Legal Services.
With the ever-increasing role and importance of cloud services in our daily lives, it has become critical to ensure the information generated and stored is kept safely and not misused. But are cloud services DPA (Data Protection Act) compliant?
[South Africa] Baker McKenzie’s internal innovation hackathon to find solutions to client pain points in Africa
Baker McKenzie recently held an internal innovation hackathon, during which employees were challenged to design new or improved solutions to pain points that the firm and its clients are currently facing in Africa.
The landmark order obtained by KECOBO is a sequel to another victory against piracy when the organization dismantled a suspected criminal network of copyright infringers.
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but in an ever-growing digital world, this small but mighty weapon may well be on its way to extinction.
Victoria Oil and Gas (VOG) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Gaz du Cameroun S.A. and VOG have entered into a confidential Settlement Agreement with CHL, terminating the litigation with CHL and terminating the CHL Royalty Agreement.
[Column] NJ Ayuk: Nigeria’s changing legal regime: Is Africa’s biggest oil producer within reach of a new oil law?
The African Energy Chamber has published a report outlining its short-term predictions for the continent. That report identifies Nigeria as the country with the most potential for increasing hydrocarbon production.
[Column] Wendy Tembedza: Smart contracts adoption could be tripped up by legal validity and privacy laws concerns
Covid-19 forced businesses to accelerate the rate at which they adopt and adapt to technological change. Many businesses are looking to conclude agreements by taking advantage of technology platforms that promise efficiency and cost-savings; including using smart contracts.
Much ink, and oil, has already been spilled about Mauritius having to deal with an ecological catastrophe. A few weeks before, everything was operating at leisurely speed on the south-east of Mauritius.
Andersen Global has established a presence in Djibouti’s emerging market through a Collaboration Agreement with Djibouti City-based Cabinet Avocats & Associés.
Andersen Global hass announced it entered the Algerian market by way of a Collaboration Agreement with full-service tax firm Cabinet Hadj Ali.
PetroNor announced that the company has reached a mutual agreement with the Government of The Gambia to settle its arbitration related to the A1 and A4 licenses.
Under the best economic circumstances, paying for legal services can be difficult for small businesses and startups.
Centurion Law Group announced the launch and opening of its lawyers-on-demand service CenturionPlus in Mozambique.
Andersen Global continues to expand its platform in East Africa through a Collaboration Agreement with Burundi-based CN & Associates.
Andersen Global has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with the law firm Ali Gailoub and Samia El Hashmi in Sudan.
A Bill that seeks to bring “through the back door” the previously proposed and rejected merger between troubled Kenya Airways and the Kenya Airports Authority is before Parliament.
The Bank of Mauritius, acting under section 17 of the Banking Act 2004, revoked the Islamic Banking Licence of Century Banking Corporation (CBC) with immediate effect.
A regional electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System which will allow cross border road transport operators, drivers, regulators and law enforcement agencies to record and monitor driver wellness data has been approved by the Tripartite group.
Andersen Global further expands its regional coverage in East Africa through a Collaboration Agreement with Berhane Gila-Michael and Associates, the oldest and largest law firm in Eritrea.
Andersen Global continues to strengthen its presence in Africa through a Collaboration Agreement with Ajo & Co. Advocates, one of the largest law firms in the Republic of South Sudan.
Andersen Global has announced its debut in Mali through a Collaboration Agreement with Bamako-based tax and legal firm Juri-Partner.
The Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), have launched a digital bidding platform that is aimed at making the enforcement of orders more efficient and transparent.
In an effort to cover the informal sector in Zambia, Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) has embarked on a programme to extend social protection to the informal economy and domestic workers will be given priority this year.
Andersen Global announces its expansion into Gabon through a Collaboration Agreement with Libreville-based Business & Law Consulting.
Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) issued summons in the North Gauteng High Court to recover funds from former Eskom executives, former Board members, members of the Gupta family and their associates, and others.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against a network of smugglers contributing to instability in Libya.
High Court rules in favour of government to localise production of industrial components in South Africa
The Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of Government in a matter involving procurement conditions applicable to electrical transformers, a judgement that will boost efforts to localise production of key industrial components in South Africa.
South African family farming organisation Saai will approach the Northern Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on 18 August 2020 to have the ban on the sale and consumption of wine in restaurants set aside.
Santam will pay up to R1 billion in urgent relief to policyholders in the hospitality, leisure and non-essential retail services industries who have the Contingent Business Interruption (CBI) extension in their policy cover with the company.
Andersen Global has announced its entrance into Cotonou, Benin with the addition of collaborating firm Fiduciaire Conseil and Assistance (FCA), a full-service tax and legal firm founded 20 years ago.
The High Court delivered the Judgement on the Eskom Board review of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA’s) decision on the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD), which requires Eskom to recover the R69bn.
Andersen Global has announced its debut in Togo by way of a Collaboration Agreement with one of Lomé’s largest tax and legal firms, VAS Consulting.
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on three life insurers and directed them to take remedial actions.