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Safeguarding Employers Trade Secrets: Insights from a Landmark Legal Case in Uganda

In the ever-evolving landscape of employment law, new frontiers continually emerge, posing dilemmas for employees and employers alike, especially in cross-border contexts. With the advent of the digital age, where company data is integral to business operations, instances..

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Key arbitration caselaw developments in Uganda 2023-2024

With an increased number of post-arbitration rulings in applications seeking to set aside domestic awards or to resist the enforcement of foreign awards, the Arbitration Law landscape in Uganda continues to develop into a more comprehensive body of law. This article analy..

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New trademark regulations 2023

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has issued new Trademark regulations “Trademark Regulations S.I No. 85 of 2023” which regulations are to take effect today the 2nd of February 2024. The new Regulations are primarily a consolidation of Trademarks Regulati..

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Notable intellectual property decisions from East Africa in 2023

MMAKS Advocates | ALN Uganda reviews some of the Intellectual Property (IP) rulings/judgements from 2023 within East Africa and this list is not in any particular order. Due to increased awareness of IP rights in the region, rights owners have taken precautionary measures..

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Private equity investment in Uganda and the proposed Competition Bill

Uganda has historically had no national law on competition but rather sector specific competition laws for example in the banking, telecommunications, and energy sectors. In 2022, however, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (Minister) tabled before Par..

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The Uganda Court of Appeal has upheld that employers can terminate employees without reason by providing notice or payment in lieu of notice

Court of Appeal; Civil Appeal No. 182 of 2021; Stanbic Bank (Uganda) Limited vs Nassanga Saphinah Kasule

 

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Towards a vibrant mining sector in Uganda: a review of the new Mining and Minerals Act

Uganda is a mineral-rich country with vast deposits of gold, uranium, limestone, marble, graphite, iron, copper, and cobalt, among others. Whereas its mining sector once accounted for 30% of the country’s export earnings in the 1950’s and 1960’s, today the sector’s ..

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A Look at the Covid-19 lockdown as an event of frustration in lease/tenancy agreements

Uganda faced its first COVID-19 lockdown on 18th March 2020 and it was only until 24th January 2022 that all aspects of the economy were fully “re-opened”. In the post lockdown era, it has become increasingly common in cases filed in Uganda courts, for parties to rely on ..

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Bank customers could be held liable for banking fraud losses

On 18 July 2022, the Ugandan High Court issued a landmark decision on the liability for loss suffered due to digital bank fraud in the case of Aida Atiku versus Centenary Rural Development Bank Limited, (the defendant/bank) Civil Suit No. 0754 of 2020.
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