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The High Court of Uganda emphasises the rights of secured creditors in insolvency proceedings

The High Court recently passed a decision (Bank Of India (U) Limited Vs NC Beverages Limited And Uganda Revenue Authority (Civil Suit 0009 of 2021) highlighting the priority of a secured creditor in the winding up or liquidation of a company. ..

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BLC Robert & Associates

The FSC brings welcomed changes to its recently issued Guidelines for Issue of Corporate and Green Bonds in Mauritius

On 23 December 2021, the Financial Services Commission (‘FSC’) published the Guidelines for Issue of Corporate and Green Bonds in Mauritius (‘Guidelines’). The purpose of the Guidelines is to supplement the Guide for the Issue of Sustainable Bonds in Mauritius issued by t..

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South Africa: Phase 1 of National Infrastructure Plan 2050 published for implementation

The National Infrastructure Plan 2050 (NIP 2050) Phase I, published on 11 March 2022 for implementation, details t..

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Adams & Adams

Important trade mark and passing-off finding: Cairns Foods Limited v Netrade Marketing (Pty) Ltd

This is an appeal decision relating to Cairns Foods Limited and Netrade Marketing, two companies in the business of producing and marketing food products, in particular, fruit jam.

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Aluko & Oyebode

Assent of New Laws on Anti-Money Laundering/ Combatting of Financing of Terrorism in Nigeria

On 12 May 2022, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari as part of the efforts to strengthen the AML/CFT regime in Nigeria signed into law the following Bills; (i) Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill, 2022 (ii) Terrorism (Preventi..

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Control Agreement as Instrument of Perfection of Pledge of Bank Accounts Agreements

It is unquestionable that, nowadays, the access to credit, capital and other financial services is a very important means of financing, developing, and strengthening private sector investment in Mozambique. And it is understanding the crucial role of the securities to be ..

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Webber Wentzel

Third party cell captive conduct standard tabled in Parliament

The long-awaited conduct standard, "Requirements relating to third party cell captive insurance business" (2022 Conduct Standard), together with the Statement of Need and Intended Operation as well as the Consultation Report, was tabled in the National Assembly and Nation..

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Controversy as Industrial Court insists employers must give reasons for terminating an employment contract

The Industrial Court has passed a controversial award insisting that employers must give reasons before an employment contract is terminated (Asiimwe Apollo v Law Development Centre). The award contradicts the Court of Appeal’s recent decision that an employer ma..

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Trademark Infringement in Nigeria – Analysing the decisions in Fan Milk v. Mandarin Hotels

The question of what constitutes trademark infringement in Nigeria is fundamental in the protection of intellectual property rights. On 10th March 2022, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja delivered two judgements and established cer..

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