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Webber Wentzel

January 2023 deadline to register Intellectual Property Rights with the Kenyan Anti-Counterfeit Authority looms

Businesses that export goods to Kenya, have until 1 January 2023 to register their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with the ACA. Failure to register will result in goods being stopped at the border as well as criminal and civil liability.

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ALP East Africa

Registration and Compliance for NGOs under the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019

With effect from December 1, 2022, the Personal Data Protection Office (PDPO) will commence enforcement against organisations and persons involved in the collection and processing of personal data without registration in accordance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act..

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IKM Advocates

Why digitising land records is vital

Kenya is often referred to as the “Silicon Savannah” given the role of ICT in economic growth. Technology continues to impact most sectors and their operations. While keeping up with this trend, the Government of Kenya (“Government”) through the Ministry of Lands and Phys..

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

The “De Facto Director” under the New Commercial Code

The new Commercial Code, approved by Decree-Law No. 1/2022 of the 25th of May (the "New ComC"), introduced the figure of the “De Facto Director”, thus making liable those who, not being appointed directors, acts as such.

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New accountable institutions in terms of FICA

Amendments to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001(defining accountable institutions) were published on 29 November 2022. These will come into effect on 19 December 2022, ahead of the possible; of South Africa.

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How Anti-Corruption Efforts Are Gaining Traction Across Africa

There is an African proverb that states, “Greed loses what it has gained.” Corruption has been rife throughout the continent, often with the active acquiescence of Western and other foreign entities. However, anti-corruption initiatives have taken hold in many African cou..

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The Impact of Foreign Laws in Helping Combat Corruption in Africa

Bribery and extortion, including of the so-called ‘petty’ type, is pervasive throughout Africa. Studies have shown that stringent anti-corruptions laws from other countries, such as those in the United States and European Union (EU), have actively helped to combat or at l..

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Three Cases Studies on the Disconnect Between Anti-Corruption Law and Enforcement

In most African countries, there continues to be a disconnect, even gulf at times, between what is on the law books on the one hand, and meaningful enforcement thereof on the other. This is of course not unique to Africa, but remains neverthel..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Client Update on the Start-Up Act

Nigeria Startup Act, 2022 is part of the concerted efforts by the Federal
Government to promote, harness and provide stability to the 
startup ecosystem in Nigeria. Nigeria’s startup ecosystem was ranked as the top 
three most advanced ecosystems in Afr..

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