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Spoor & Fisher

Why a Clear Intellectual Property Strategy is Critical to Securing Venture Capital Funding

Intellectual property (IP) is not an end in itself. Nobody ever needed IP to make, market or sell a product or service and, in fact, many businesses compete in the market on the basis of price, service and quality without ever registe..

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ENSafrica

Kenya’s New Startup Bill will Foster Entrepreneurship, but There Are Still Some Stumbling Blocks

Kenya's Startup Bill was established to provide a framework to encourage entrepreneurship in Kenya as well as to stimulate growth and sustainable development of technology with a goal of attracting Kenyan talent and capital. Because of its ..

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HRA Advogados

Amendment to the Merger Notification Fee in Mozambique

Ministerial Decree no. 77/2021, of 16 August 2021, was published yesterday, amending the rules
concerning the fee applicable to merger control notifications in Mozambique.

 

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N. Dowuona & Company

A Digitized Ghana - New Technologies and Innovation

The past year has been a year of exciting initiatives for Ghana’s digital infrastructure. The Government has adopted digitization as a key policy objective and has recently introduced a number of programs designed to develop a more di..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Frustrating Board Meetings

Many board meetings are frustrating, for a wide variety of reasons, and especially in the world of virtual meetings. This article, however, deals with the interesting situation where a recalcitrant board member is frustrating the hold..

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Spoor & Fisher

Kenya: Important Developments Regarding Anti-counterfeiting

Kenya has had anti-counterfeiting legislation for many years. The Anti-Counterfeiting Act No. 13 of 2008 creates severe penalties for counterfeiting, with prison terms of up to 15 years. The legislation also makes provision for a dedi..

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Bowmans

Mauritius: New Tax Treaty with Lesotho

The double taxation agreement (DTA) that was signed by Mauritius and Lesotho on 2 March 2021 entered into force on 7 June 2021. The new DTA replaces the DTA entered into between the two countries in 1997...

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Goldsmiths Solicitors

The New Central Bank of Nigeria Regulatory Framework and Guidelines for Mobile Money Services in Nigeria

On 9th July 2021, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released a single-document circular, setting out the framework and guidelines for the operations of Mobile Money Services in Nigeria (the Guidelines and ..

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Webber Wentzel

New Law Facilitates Large-Scale Private Power Generation in South Africa

On 10 June 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a significant step in further reforming South Africa's electricity sector to achieve a stable and secure suppl..

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