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Nigerian Evidence Law Accommodates Technological Advancements

On 12 June 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu signed the Evidence (Amendment) Act 2023 into law (“the Act” or “Amendment Act”). The Act does not repeal the Evidence Act 2011 (“the Principal Act”) but introduces key innovations to bring the Principal Act in line with global..

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Awards by default in Arbitrations

The Arbitration Act No. 42 of 1965 (the Act) provides for the settlement of disputes by arbitration tribunals where there is a written arbitration agreement and for the enforcement of awards delivered by the arbitration tribunals.  

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Approval of the Proposal for the Revision of the Labor Law

We hereby inform the business community and other interested parties that on August 7th, 2023, the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique approved the proposal for the revision of the Labor Law.

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Kenya: The Water (Amendment) Bill, 2023: Harnessing private investment for financing water sector projects

The recently published Water (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (the Bill) seeks to promote private investment in the water sector through the public-private partnerships (PPPs) model. The amendments seek to achieve this by expanding the remit of national government entities such as ..

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Webber Wentzel

Power plays in times of crisis

South Africa’s crippling electricity crisis was recently described by President Ramaphosa as an existential threat to the economy and social fabric. The country has experienced about 200 days of load shedding so far this year, which is approaching the 206 days recor..

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Coghlan, Welsh and Guest

Labour Amendment Discussion: Removal of 3 Months Notice Period

The new labour amendment repealed section 12(4a) of the Labour Act which allowed both employers and employees to terminate a permanent contract of employment or a contract for a period of two or more years upon giving three months’ notice. This previous position per..

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Clyde & Co.

Project Financing a Power Project in Tanzania

Power projects in Tanzania represent a key driver of the nation's energy landscape. As the demand for reliable electricity continues to rise, understanding the intricacies of these projects becomes essential for both investors and stakeholders alike. In this month’s legal..

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The Zuma Case

Zuma SA operates a restaurant in South Africa under the name Zuma. They advertise the restaurant, using the name Zuma, on theirwebsite, and on their Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as other places, such as display material.

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MWC Legal

Crowdfunding: The New Frontier of Investing in the Capital Markets

On the 30th September 2022, the Capital Markets (Investment Based Crowding) Regulations (the Regulations) were published vide Legal Notice No. 176 of 2022 in the Kenya Gazette in accordance with section 12 A of the Capital Markets Act, 1989 (the Act).

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