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The Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Act 2021

The new Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Act 2021 (the ‘’Act’’) enacted on 19 November 2021 repeals the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act 2003. The new legislation provides for a National Cybersecurity Committee (the ‘‘Committee’’) and a comprehensive legal framework to deal..

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Bowmans

Kenya: Highlights of the Law of Succession (Amendment) Act 2021

Parliament recently passed into law the Law of Succession (Amendment) Act 2021 (the Amendment Act). The Amendment Act amends several provisions of the Law of Succession Act, Chapter 160 of the Laws of Kenya (the LSA Act).

The Amendment Act intends to harmonize the ..

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MMAKS Advocates

Beat the data protection registration deadline

Transacting online for work, school, banking, or pleasure, and therefore exchanging personal information, has never been more pronounced than today. Social distancing brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated reliance on the internet. As a result, cybercrime ..

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Vieira de Almeida

Angola: Proposal for the 2022 General State Budget Law

lt has recently been made available the Proposal for the 2022 General State Budget Law ("State Budget Proposal"). Among the proposed measures the following are to be highlighted:

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Olaniwun Ajayi

Trademarks and cultural appropriation: what is really unprotectable?

It is the age of the Internet of things and the growth of the modern economy is increasingly hinged on intangible assets. This is more apparent considering the sweeping impact that the fourth industrial revolution driven largely by Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is alread..

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Mergers and Acquisitions considerations in Ghana’s upstream oil and gas industry

Ghana does not have a general competition or antitrust legislation. As a result, there is no general competition regulator that oversees merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. M&A transactions are, therefore, subject to industry-specific regulation.

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Baker McKenzie

South Africa: Green hydrogen policy - a rapidly growing timeline of important developments

As an essential component of South Africa’s energy transition, the production, transport, storage and use of green hydrogen, has been the subject of numerous policy updates and public and private sector commitments in the country, especially in the last year. The timeline..

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Webber Wentzel

Spotlight on Zambia - New Dawn government undertakes various reforms to attract private sector investors

​​​The Zambian government is prioritizing administrative reform and tackling the ease of doing business to stimulate investment in energy and mining.

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Recent developments in relation to land transactions and dealings

Historically, foreign investors have had to obtain Presidential Consent to transact in first and second row beach plots along the Kenyan coastline. Recognising that this requirement is unconstitutional, on 29 October 2021 the Environmental and Land Court (the Court) decla..

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