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Werksmans Attorneys

The FAFT, trusts and transparency in South Africa

Over the past 10 years, there has been large-scale domestic and international financial fraud in South Africa. Sometimes, trusts and foundations are involved, including both South African and foreign trusts, as well as charitable trusts. This increase in cross-borde..

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The bare arbitration clause: why and how it works in Uganda: A study of the Vinci Coffee arbitration clause

A bare arbitration clause, like the one included in the government’s contract with Vinci Coffee, merely provides for the submission of disputes to arbitration without specifying the place of the arbitration, the number of arbitrators or the method for establishing t..

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Doing business in Nigeria: the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023

As part of the commitments of the Federal Government of Nigeria to continuously create an enabling environment for doing business, on February 13, 2023, the Business Facilitation Bill 2022 (also known as the Omnibus Bill) was signed into law. The main objective of the Act..

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Kaplan & Stratton

Mandatory NSSF Contributions – NSSF Act, 2013

The Court of Appeal has, by a judgment delivered  on 3rd February 2023, upheld the mandatory contributions to the NSSF (the State Scheme) as prescribed in the NSSF Act, 2013.

While this is to  be implemented with immediate effect, we are aware that the j..

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S&L Advocates

Analysis of the Competition Bill 2022 and the state of competition regulation in Uganda

The government of Uganda tabled the Competition Bill 2022 before parliament in December 2022, marking what has been a long-awaited initiative by the state to finally translate years of both policy and political positioning on the regulation of competition into actua..

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South Africa: Grey-listing by the Financial Action Task Force

On 24 February 2023, the Financial Action Task Force placed South Africa on its ‘grey list’. This means that South Africa will be subject to increased monitoring by the FATF and is required to actively work to address identified deficiencies in its national legislation an..

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Cronjé Inc.

Trust Administration Bill: Republic of Namibia

Several proposed legislative changes are currently being considered, of which a new Trust Administration Bill has been forwarded to the public to provide input and comments.

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Investigations, White Collar and Compliance Digest

On 12 January 2023, the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”) issued its Guidance on Ultimate Beneficial Owners of Legal Persons and Legal Arrangements (“the Guidance”). The Guidance was developed by the CBN in furtherance of its 2022 anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism fi..

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Approval of annual accounts under the New Commercial Code

We hereby inform the business community and other interested parties that under the new Commercial Code, approved by Decree-Law no. 1/2022, of 25 May (the “New CCom”), 2 (two) important changes were introduced in respect of the requirements fo..

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