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Bowmans
Digital traders would likely have heard of the recent changes to the Income Tax and VAT Acts introduced by the Finance Act, 2019 (the Act). With effect from 7 November 2019
Bowmans
Following our Newsflash issued on 4th October 2019, the President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, refused to assent to the Law of Contract (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (the Bill).
Nigeria
Banwo & Ighodalo
The propriety of an administrative notice issued by the Federal Inland Revenue Service ("FIRS"), directing a bank to freeze an account of a customer allegedly in default of a tax obligation...
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The January 2019 Summer Transfer Window was an exciting beehive of European football transfer activity.
AELEX
Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa. With a population of over 200 million people, it is difficult to ignore Nigeria in the AfCFTA process.
Saudi Arabia
Fragomen
Foreign nationals traveling to Saudi Arabia for business must now obtain a visa pre-approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before they submit a Business Visit Visa application.
Clyde & Co
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labour and Social Development issued a new Resolution that sets out minimum requirements for employers to appoint dedicated...
South Africa
Bowmans
Spurred by the rapid growth of technology, many businesses have come up with inventions aimed at giving them a competitive edge. With these inventions comes the risk of having commercially
Bowmans
In light of the rapid pace of infrastructure and transport developments across Africa, our Ports, Transport and Logistics (PTL) Sector Group is pleased to present Bowmans' latest PTL news round-up.
Bowmans
Following the release of its position paper in February 2019, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) published its long-awaited draft regulations
ENSafrica
The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission reported that between 2011 and 2018, a total of 2 867 South African companies initiated business rescue proceedings in terms of Chapter 6 ...
ENSafrica
We have recently seen that the South African Revenue Service ("SARS"), in conducting audits in respect of taxpayer's affairs...
Hogan Lovells
Following the enactment of the Competition Amendment Act during 2019 and the subsequent promulgation of a number of the provisions
Tabacks
Recently, the Information Regulator called upon the President to proclaim the commencement of the remaining provisions of POPIA.
Adams & Adams
The discussions surrounding the phenomenon of constitutional damages has been gaining momentum in the past few years. Interestingly, this remedy is not a very new one in our law
Adams & Adams
Recently, the Information Regulator approached South Africa's President to issue a commencement date of 1 April 2020 for the remaining provisions of the POPI Act.
Tanzania
Bowmans
The news that the Bank of Tanzania has banned the use of cryptocurrencies has raised eyebrows and fuelled concerns that this could hamper the country's economic progress in an increasingly digital
Uganda
Bowmans
On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a public health emergency of international concern. First discovered in Wuhan City
United Arab Emirates
STA Law Firm
The Cabinet Resolution No. 40 of 2019 related to Federal law No. 4 of 2016 i.e. Medical Liability Law was issued to elaborate the implementation machinery of the law.
STA Law Firm
"Science soars like an eagle however law drags on like a turtle" implied by Carl Cristo in 1964. This quote is the current situation to protection laws of intellectual property.
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