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Afriwise gears up for hypergrowth with the appointment of Christophe Bostyn as COO

Afriwise, the leading Legal Intelligence platform of the African continent, announces the appointment of Christophe Bostyn as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). This strategic move comes as Afriwise experiences explosive growth. It underscores the company's ambition t..

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Miranda Alliance

Rules applicable to the registration of Virtual Asset Service Providers approved

By way of Notice No. 4/GBM/2023, of 14 September 2023, the Bank of Mozambique approved the rules aimed at governing activities carried out by entities (natural or legal) transacting virtual assets in Mozambique (also known as VASPs). In particular, this new statute applie..

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Webber Wentzel

Competition Commission's Draft Public Interest Guidelines for Mergers published for public comment

Businesses have anxiously been seeking clarity on the application of public interest conditions in merger transactions. It is anticipated that the Competition Commission's draft public interest guidelines for mergers will provide some clarity on its approach to public int..

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Procedures for the Allocation of Concessions Under Mini-Grids

Universal access to energy is one of the priorities of the Government of Mozambique. To achieve this goal, the Government's actions must be complemented by private investment, a fact that has been conditioned by unattractive legal barriers to investment in this sector. In..

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FB Attorneys

Ministry issues Partnership Beneficial Ownership Regulations

On 22 September 2023, the Minister for Industry and Trade issued detailed procedures for submission of information of Beneficial Ownership (BO) vide the Business Names (Beneficial Ownership) Regulations, 2023, GN No. 714 of 2023 (the Regulations).

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Anjarwalla & Khanna

Commentary of the Climate Change (Amendment) Act, 2023

While the Amendment Act represents a significant stride in Kenya’s efforts to mitigate climate change impacts and develop a robust carbon market, there are certain gaps and shortcomings within the Amendment Act that may require further refinement or clarification.

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Recent amendments to South Africa’s non-profit organisation legislation in response to the FATF greylisting

In 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its Mutual Evaluation Report of South Africa, which summarised the effectiveness of South Africa’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing measures.

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FB Attorneys

New Business Licensing Regulations Published

On 1 September 2023, the Minister for Industry and Trade (the Minister) issued the Business Licensing Regulations, 2023 (the New Regulations), vide the Government Notice No. 626 of 2023.

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Data Breaches: Compliance obligations under the Nigerian Data Protection Act 2023

Data breaches are now a regular occurrence in the modern data-driven and digital global 
economy that the world has now become. A number of organisations have suffered data 
breaches in the course of their operations with differing degrees of seriousness. ..

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