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Kenya delivers ground-breaking ruling on unauthorised disclosure of personal data

In January 2023, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner delivered one of its first rulings under the Data Protection Act, 2019 since the commencement of its operations. The complaint pitted the partners of a firm, Allen Waiyaki Gichuhi and Charles Wamae against tw..

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MMAN Advocates

Electric Mobility in Kenya: an overview of regulatory and legal considerations

Electric Mobility means the use of electric power sources to power transport infrastructure. Global calls for action to address the adverse effects of climate change and increased awareness of sustainability issues have contributed significantly to the development and ado..

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Breakthrough Attorneys

Tax update: The Portal for tax registration of non-resident electronic service providers is now open

Following the recent amendments passed on 01st July 2022 that saw the establishment of Digital Service Tax (DST) to non-resident electronic service providers in the Income Tax Act, 2004 and the Value Added Tax Act, 2014, the Tanzania Revenue A..

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Zambia: Airtel Money and Farm Depot fined for anti-competitive business practices

The Board of Commissioners of the Zambian Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has fined Airtel Money, a mobile money service provider, and Avian Ventures Ltd, an agro-retail business trading as Farm Depot Zambia, 3% of their ..

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SARS finally provides guidance on transfer pricing rules

Since the withdrawal of Practice Note 2, confusion has reigned as to the manner in which the SARS would apply the newly amended transfer pricing provisions in section 31 of the Income Tax Act, 58 of 1962 to intra-group loans. The only indication of the SARS view on ..

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Cronjé Inc.

Promulgation of Public Procurement Amendment Act, 2022: noteworthy updates to existing public procurement framework

The Public Procurement Amendment Act, 2022 was promulgated on 8 August 2022 and aims to update and amend the Public Procurement Act 15 of 2015. This Act remains problematic as it contains ambiguous wording and very short timelines within which actions can be taken. The am..

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Uganda: High Court reiterates process and jurisdictional immunity enjoyed by multilateral development banks

In a recent ruling in the case between M/s Semuyaba, Iga & Co Advocates & Anor v Attorney General of Republic of South Sudan and Two Others, the High Court of Uganda has held that unless authorised, the branch office of an international corporation is generally no..

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

The General Assembly meetings of the Commercial Companies by Electronic Means

Dynamics is pointed out as one of the characteristics of Commercial and Corporate Law due to the pressing need that economic agents have to find new solutions to continue developing their business activities, circumventing possible barriers and making the activity i..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

The Climate Change Act 2021: key points for consideration

In order to protect the Nigerian environment and ecosystem from the ravages associated with climate change and to achieve the reduction of greenhouse gas  emissions in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria signed the country’s  climate change bill into ..

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