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The Implications of Nigeria’s Refusal to Endorse the OECD/G20 IF Digital Tax Deal

The internet has simplified communication and eradicated distance; however, it has also brought its own challenges. While the generation of remote income has expanded to continents where companies have neither presence nor jurisdiction, the controversy of digital ta..

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MDR Advogados

Legal alert: Mozambique: First Infringement Decisions of the Competition Regulatory Authority

The Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique (CRA) became operational early in 2021 and has since been receiving regular merger notifications. However, there was no public knowledge of antitrust investigations initiated by the CRA until the last few days, when the C..

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CGA

Mozambique’s vast hydro-power project could create a regional energy hub

Mozambique is a scenic country in southeastern Africa and its capital, Maputo, is the commercial and cultural centre. The country is rich in natural resources, is biologically and culturally diverse, it has a tropical climate, and its beautiful beaches are an importa..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Reprieve for non-deposit-taking microfinance businesses as the high court temporarily exempts them from the Central Bank of Kenya (Digital Credit Providers) Regulations

On 7 December 2021, the President signed into law the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act of 2021 (Act) that grants the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) powers to regulate digital credit providers.

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AXIS

Setting up a Fund in Mauritius

Investment funds might be shying away from the limelight in the wake of spurring innovative financial instruments, but they continue to remain a popular choice for investors and target companies alike. There is indeed a common consensus between start-ups and well-establis..

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Webber Wentzel

South African energy crisis: the practical implications of the government's proposed interventions

On 25 July 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the Government's intention to implement various "bold, courageous and decisive action[s] to close the electricity gap" in South Africa and bring an end to loadshedding. We un..

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Spoor & Fisher

Heir entitled: death, wills, and intellectual property legacies

Death and taxes are inevitable, but how do intangible assets such as trade marks, copyrights and other forms of intellectual property and their related income streams, transfer to heirs in a deceased person’s estate?

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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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