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The establishment of the Public Procurement Tribunal

The complex public procurement system in South Africa has been fertile ground for litigation over many years, and to say that law reports are replete with cases dealing with public procurement would be an understatement. Litigation in this context almost invariably brings..

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SEC Proposes New Amendments to its Rules on Issuance, Offering Platforms and Custody of Digital Assets

In the wake of the recent regulatory developments in the Nigerian market, the Securities and Exchange Commission  on 15 March 2024 published its proposed amendments to the existing SEC rules on issuance, offering platforms and custody of digital assets dated 11 May 2..

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Makunga v Barlequins Beleggings t/a Indigo Spur | AI in court proceedings

Makunga sued Barlequins Beleggings t/a Indigo Spur for damages arising from a breach of contract. This is a good example of AI in court proceedings. Makunga represented himself and successfully used generative AI and Google to draft his heads of argument. The court dismis..

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Clyde & Co.

Banking and Financial Institutions (Compulsory Liquidation) Regulations, 2024

In a bid to enhance the regulatory framework governing banks and financial institutions, the Bank of Tanzania has recently enacted the Banking and Financial Institutions (Compulsory Liquidation) Regulations, 2024. The Regulations, published under Section 71 of the Banking..

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MMAKS Advocates

Key arbitration caselaw developments in Uganda 2023-2024

With an increased number of post-arbitration rulings in applications seeking to set aside domestic awards or to resist the enforcement of foreign awards, the Arbitration Law landscape in Uganda continues to develop into a more comprehensive body of law. This article analy..

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Mauritius: Landmark decision – Supreme Court revives Square Rock Ltd despite dissolution

The judgment in this significant case highlights the evolving nature of corporate law and judicial interpretation. It also marks a significant milestone in Mauritian corporate law, reaffirming the judiciary's commitment to fairness and equity.

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Transaction Limits Applicable to Electronic Money Institutions

Notice No. 07/GBM/2024 of 29 February 2024 establishes the transaction limits applicable to Electronic Money Institutions, which are defined by the Law on Credit Institutions and Financial Companies, as financial companies authorised to provide payment services, whose mai..

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Werksmans Attorneys

Zambia introduces welcomed revisions in the Trade Marks Bill 2023

Zambia’s Trade Mark legislation is currently the Trade Marks Act (Chapter 401) 1958 In 2023 the Trade Marks Bill 2023 was passed. The commencement date for the Trade Marks Bill 2023 is not yet known and in terms of S155 the Minister may make Regulations for the better car..

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Tanzanian judiciary introduces AI for enhanced efficiency

In an ambitious and unprecedented move towards modernising its judicial processes, the Tanzanian judiciary has introduced AI into its transcriptions and translations system.

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