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Buy now pay later: A different kind of credit

In the past, when a consumer wanted to purchase a product on credit, they only had two options: they could either purchase the product using their credit card or buy the product through a lay-by option, the latter being the least preferred.

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IKM Advocates

Supreme Court sets down standard guidelines on factors to be considered whilst making an order for security for costs

The Supreme Court on 17 February 2023 delivered a judgment in the case of Westmont Holdings SDN BHD v Central Bank of Kenya & 2 others [Petition No. 16 (E023) of 2021] (the Westmont Case) in which it outlined stand..

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ALP East Africa

Customary land owners’ rights affirmed—no longer lessees on their lands


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Webber Wentzel

New accountable institutions have until 19 March to register with the FIC

Our Financial Regulation team recently prepared a client alert with details about entities that are deemed accountable institutions i..

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A review of the Business Facilitation Act and its impact on the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020

The Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (the “Act”) became law when, on 14 February 2023, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, signed the bill passed by the Senate in December 2022. The Act is a legislative brainchild of the..

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Werksmans Attorneys

The FAFT, trusts and transparency in South Africa

Over the past 10 years, there has been large-scale domestic and international financial fraud in South Africa. Sometimes, trusts and foundations are involved, including both South African and foreign trusts, as well as charitable trusts. This increase in cross-borde..

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The bare arbitration clause: why and how it works in Uganda: A study of the Vinci Coffee arbitration clause

A bare arbitration clause, like the one included in the government’s contract with Vinci Coffee, merely provides for the submission of disputes to arbitration without specifying the place of the arbitration, the number of arbitrators or the method for establishing t..

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Doing business in Nigeria: the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023

As part of the commitments of the Federal Government of Nigeria to continuously create an enabling environment for doing business, on February 13, 2023, the Business Facilitation Bill 2022 (also known as the Omnibus Bill) was signed into law. The main objective of the Act..

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Kaplan & Stratton

Mandatory NSSF Contributions – NSSF Act, 2013

The Court of Appeal has, by a judgment delivered  on 3rd February 2023, upheld the mandatory contributions to the NSSF (the State Scheme) as prescribed in the NSSF Act, 2013.

While this is to  be implemented with immediate effect, we are aware that the j..

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