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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Regulation of Foreign Insurers and Reinsurers under the Insurance Act, 2021 (ACT 1061)

Ghana’s insurance industry is regulated under the Insurance Act, 2021 (Act 1061). The National Insurance Commission is responsible for the effective supervision and regulation of the insurance industry in Ghana. The Insurance Act defines a foreign insurer as a person who ..

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KN Law

High Court Muddies the Waters on Enforcing Lending Securities

A recent High Court ruling will have lenders scratching their heads on how to best secure facilities they issue and enforce full repayment. The High Court, in a decision we expect to be challenged, held a lender who had been allowed to purchase the property securing ..

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Olaniwun Ajayi

9 Nuggets from the New Copyright Act

On the 17th of March 2023, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the copyright bill into law, as projected in our 2022 IP Wrap-up and 2023 Forward publication. This assent marks the end of the 35-year-old tenure of the old Copyright Act and signals..

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Orison Legal

Public interest litigation – Mauritius court leaves door half open

In a judgment delivered on 21 March 2023, the Supreme Court of Mauritius considered whether an attorney (solicitor), in his personal name and capacity, had standing to apply for a judicial review of the rules issued by the Chief Justice in relation to court fees. In short..

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MDR Advogados

Developments in public procurement

The decree which approves the new Regulation for Contracting Public Works, Supply of Goods and Provision of Services to the State, namely Decree no. 79/2022, of December 30, was recently published, revoking the diploma previously in force.

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MMAKS Advocates

A Look at the Covid-19 lockdown as an event of frustration in lease/tenancy agreements

Uganda faced its first COVID-19 lockdown on 18th March 2020 and it was only until 24th January 2022 that all aspects of the economy were fully “re-opened”. In the post lockdown era, it has become increasingly common in cases filed in Uganda courts, for parties to rely on ..

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Jackson, Etti & Edu

Nigeria’s Copyright Bill Signed into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Copyright Bill, which is geared towards protecting the rights of authors of original works. This development in Nigeria’s creative industry would ensure that authors receive the proper recognition and financial reward for..

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Webber Wentzel

Foreign employers will be required to register with SARS

National Treasury proposed in the February 2023 Budget that it intends to align the obligations on South African and foreign employers, which creates certain practical issues.

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Africa leads the way for Artificial Intelligence in legal practice

Working in the African legal context comes with its challenges, but it is exactly these challenges that have created fertile ground for building one of the world’s most innovative legal-tech platforms: Afriwise. Today, Afriwise is set to leapfrog as a global leader after ..

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