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South Africa: Positive developments on proposed amendments to the Companies Act

Following the hearing of public comment on the proposed amendments to the Companies Amendment Bills published in September, revised drafts of the Bills have now been sent to the National Counsel of Provinces. 

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Muvingi Mugadza

What the Zimbabwean 2024 financial budget entails for the mining community

The fiscal budget for 2024 comes at a time when the Zimbabwean government is focusing on keeping its promise of building a more fair society, consolidating stability, and driving economic progress coming from the theme “Consolidating Economic Transformation”. Amongs..

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The Federal Republic of Nigeria v Process & Industrial Developments Limited

The lawsuit initiated by the Federal Republic of Nigeria (“FRN”) against Process Industrial Developments Limited in the Commercial Court stands out as one of the most substantial international disputes related to arbitral enforcement. The anticipated verdict holds the pot..

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Norton Rose Fulbright

South African court refuses to enforce a foreign judgment

The South African High Court in Pretoria refused to grant an application seeking to enforce an interdict granted by a Bermudan court against a South African company that was at no stage present in Bermuda and did not submit to its jurisdiction. The court applied the princ..

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The Ghanaian Framework for Public-Private Partnerships

Ghana, like many other developing countries, faces significant infrastructure deficit that has long hindered its economic growth and development. Addressing Ghana's infrastructure challenges will require raising billions of dollars in annual expenditures. Recognizing the ..

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Competition concerns as the President of Uganda assents to the Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Act 2023

The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Act, 2023 has received Presidential assent in a record-breaking ten days from the date that it was passed by Parliament. In the meantime, the Competition Bill, 2023 which was passed over two months ago still awaits assent, well beyon..

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MDR Advogados

Regulation of the Registration and Licensing of Intermediary Providers of Electronic Services and Digital Platforms Operators

Decree no. 59/2023, of October 27, which approves the Regulation on the Registration and Licensing of Intermediary Providers of Electronic Services and Digital Platforms Operators (Regulation), was recently published.

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Legal and commercial implications of the Electricity Act

The Electricity Act, 2023, (“the Act”) was signed into law by His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, on 6 June 2023. The Act was passed in light of the Federal Government’s initiatives to accelerate Nigeria’s energy transition process as well as consolidate th..

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Herbert Smith Freehills

The Department of Water and Sanitation calls upon the public to comment on the Draft National Water Amendment Bill (B – 2023)

On 17 November 2023 the Department of Water and Sanitation published the long overdue suite of proposed amendments to the National Water Act, 1998 (the Act). If the draft National Water Amendment Bill (B – 2023) (the Bill) is adopted..

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