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Virtual Asset and Initial Token Offering Services – New regulatory regime

With the coming into operation of the Virtual Asset and Initial Token Offering Services Act 2021 (the “Act”) on 7 February 2022, Mauritius is seeking to become a jurisdiction of choice for investors to conduct business in virtual assets. This Act comes at an opportune tim..

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Policy to formalise artisanal and small-scale mining in South Africa published

A policy published on 30 March 2022 by the South African Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy aims to create a formalised, sustainable artisanal and small-scale mining (“ASM”) industry in South Africa, to eliminate illegal ASM..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Beneficial Ownership to Come Under Scrutiny for Mining Right Holders in Zambia

The Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development (the “Ministry of Mines”), on 23 February 2022, imposed a 30-day suspension on the issuance of mining rights. The suspension has now been extended by 14 days, after which there will be no further ..

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Tanzania: Kiswahili the general rule and English the exception as languages of Tanzanian law and courts

The Parliament of Tanzania has passed a law (Written Laws Miscellaneous Amendment Act, 2021 no.3/2020) to amend various laws, among others, to declare Kiswahili as the official language of the laws of the country and the language to be used in the administration and dispe..

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Webber Wentzel

Competition Commission increases focus on digital economy

​​​​​​​​In 2020, the South African Competition Commission made clear its intention to increase its focus on the digital economy in South Africa. In its paper Competition in the Digital Economy, the Commission appeared to effectively provide a blueprint for its approach to..

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The Metaverse – Considering Trademarks and Brand Protection for Virtual Goods & Services

While there is a lot of interest and fascination surrounding existing digital assets, like cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”), many individuals and corporations are ramping up their efforts to market and provide virtual goods and services in the Metaverse.<..

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Resolution Law Firm

How to enforce arbitral awards in Nigeria

Arbitration has been globally accepted as an amicable dispute settlement mechanism. Over the years, arbitration has attained a high level of influence as an effective mechanism for resolving commercial and trade disputes in the Nigerian justice system. The reason for this..

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Koranteng & Koranteng

Bank of Ghana adopts retail token-based digital currency

The Bank of Ghana has adopted a retail token-based central bank digital currency (CBDC) as the 'eCedi of choice', which enables the currency to be stored locally on a card, on a phone, or a smart device and can be passed on from one user to another.

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Business interruption insurance and the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone across the Republic of Zimbabwe, with the vast majority of Zimbabweans subject to executive orders to contain the transmission of Covid-19.

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