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ALP Advocates

Third-party funding in Nigeria-seated arbitration proceeding

The huge funds involved in conducting arbitration proceedings has, on several occasions, served as discouragement to many potential claimants who have, as a result, relaxed on pursuing their rights. This has led many jurisdictions seeking to establish themselves as leadin..

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Olaniwun Ajayi

NNPC Limited: Understanding the Hybrid Identity of Nigeria’s National Oil Company

With the historic passage of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021 (the PIA) there has been an overhaul of the legal and regulatory landscape of the Nigerian oil and gas industry, extending to the establishment of key institutions as regulators of technical and commercial acti..

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Orison Legal

Finance Bill 2022 – An overview for businesses

On 22 July 2022, the Cabinet approved the introduction of the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022 into the National Assembly. The object of the Bill is to provide for the implementation of the measures announced in the Minister of Finance's Budget Speech 2022-202..

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FB Attorneys

New Tax Regulations Promulgated

Following the enactment of the Finance Act, 2022 (the Finance Act), the Minister for Finance on 1 July 2022 issued three sets of Tax Regulations. These Regulations are the Tax Administration (General) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 (the TAA Regulations); the Value Added Ta..

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

High Court finds that Value Added Tax Regulations, 2017 are valid and have the force of law

The High Court on 31 January 2022 delivered judgment in Income Tax Appeal No E84 of 2020: Commissioner of Domestic Taxes v. W. E. C. Lines (K) Limited, dismissing the Kenya Revenue Authority’s appeal and also invalidating the Value Added Tax Reg..

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N. Dowuona & Company

The Impact of COP26 on Ghana's Energy Industry

The most immediate impact of Ghana’s COP26 commitments may be felt in the energy industry. Meeting Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of reducing gas emissions by at least 15% by 2030 would require a greater shift to renewable energy sources, which may ..

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Why a failure to amend FICA could see disinvestment in South Africa’s financial institutions

South Africa has until the end of February 2023 to meet a tight deadline to amend its Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (“FICA”) or face the consequences of its financial institutions being added to a grey list alongside countries such as Yemen, Sou..

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Webber Wentzel

Retailers using AI should be aware of personal privacy and cybercrimes issues

​​​​​​Artificial intelligence (AI) is being deployed to help shoppers make better choices, but retailers must be aware of their obligations under personal privacy and cybercrimes laws.

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KTA Advocates

Lifestyle Equities CV and Lifestyle Licensing BV v Amazon UK Services Limited and 4 Others (2022) EWCA CIV 552: Question of expediency versus trademark infringement

In a world that is a global village, where the access to internet has undoubtedly
facilitated trade across continents, the position of e-commerce within the legal
framework of protection of intellectual property rights has increasingly become a
basis for recent c..

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