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The Competition Commission publishes revised Public Interest Guidelines

On 20 March 2024, the Competition Commission of South Africa published revised Public Interest Guidelines relating to merger control. The Revised Guidelines follow the Draft Public Interest Guidelines, which were published for public comment in October 2023. Although the ..

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LEX Africa

The enhancement of Competition and Consumer Protection regulation in Zambia by the new amendments to the Competition and Consumer Protection Act

On 26 December 2023, the Competition and Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act No. 21 of 2023 was passed into law, effectively amending various provisions of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Act No. 24 of 2010. The new changes to the Principal Act are the ..

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Angola: Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

By way of Order 2/24, of 22 March 2024, the Angolan Central Bank (BNA) adopted the regulations for implementation of Law 5/20, of 27 January 2020, on the Prevention and Combating of Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction app..

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A review of the draft Nigerian Not-For-Profit Governance Code 2023

The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria recently released an exposure draft of the Nigerian Not-For-Profit Governance Code, 2023 and called for input from the public on the proposed Code. The proposed Code is the outcome of deliberations of the Technical Working Group ..

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B&P Associates

Disclosure Of Impropriety In Light Of The Whistleblowers Act, 2006 (Act 720

In the pursuit of justice and the preservation of ethical standards within society, the Whistleblowers Act, 2006 (Act 720) in Ghana stands as a pivotal legal instrument. This Act provides a framework for individuals to disclose instances of impropriety, safeguarding them ..

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Namibia: The Virtual Assets Act 10 of 2023 – What should you know?

The Virtual Assets Act 10 of 2023 was brought into force on 25 July 2023. With the promulgation and coming into force of the VAA, many had the hope that the Act would shed some light on questions such as, may one legally own, possess or trade Bitcoin, what the rules for t..

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G. Elias & Co.

Review of the Oil and Gas Companies (Tax Incentives, Exemption, Remission, etc.) Order, 2024

On February 28, 2024, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu issued the Oil and Gas Companies (Tax Incentives, Exemption, Remission, etc.) Order, 2024. The Order provides for certain fiscal incentives aimed at supporting companies within the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The incent..

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A raft of new public procurement regulations in Uganda

A wave of fraud-related public procurement scandals has gripped the nation in recent years. Allegations of fake tenders and false representations by imposters have plagued the procurement cycle, becoming a frequent feature story in the news. The Public Procurement and Dis..

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Mauritius: Landmark decision – The Supreme Court of Mauritius rules on priority of creditors in receivership case

The priority of creditors paid out of the proceeds of the sale of the assets of a company in receivership was recently addressed in the judgment of Heeralall N. v The Director-General, The Mauritius Revenue Authority 2024 SCJ 56. In this case, the order of p..

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