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Matthew Magare & Associates

NHIF Amendment Bill 2021 – Reprieve To Employers

News sites have reported that MPs on 29th September 2021 passed the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) Amendment Bill 2021 at the sitting of the committee of the whole house.

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East Africa: Business is Looking up Amidst COVID 19

Since 2020, there have been unprecedented changes in the way people do business, not only in Africa but globally. Eighteen months later, we reflect briefly on how this has impacted Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, and provide you with insights on the next chapter for these reg..

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Kampala Associated Advocates

The Trademarks (Amendment) Regulations, 2021: A step towards achieving the goals of the National IP Policy

In May 2019, the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs released the National Intellectual Property Policy (the “Policy”) intended to support efforts towards achieving objectives of Uganda Vision 2040, the Second National Development Plan and the 17 Sustainable De..

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Venture Law

Crowdfunding : A New Legal Environment

The Financial Services (Crowdfunding) Rules 2021 (the ‘Rules’) came into operation on 4 September 2021 bringing a long-awaited legal framework to crowdfunding platforms in Mauritius. The Rules confirm the expected leap forward of the Mauritian financial services sector fo..

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Webber Wentzel

Draft Companies Amendment Bill - snapshot of key proposed amendments

A new draft of the Companies Amendment Bill has been published. Although the Bill clarifies many important company law issues; several ambiguities related to the current Act remain.
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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Innovations in corporate insolvency in Nigeria under the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020

On 7th August 2020, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, assented to the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 (“CAMA 2020”) which repealed and replaced the ..

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IKM Advocates

Why new changes to the insolvency laws matter

The Business Laws (Amendment) (No.2) Act, 2021 received Presidential assent on 30 March 2021 and brought amendments to several statutes into effect, many of which are geared towards improving the ease of doing business in Kenya.  One of the affected statutes is ..

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Webber Wentzel

2018 Mining Charter is policy, not law!

The High Court has ruled that the 2018 Mining Charter is policy, not law, and has set aside various aspects of the Charter as unconstitutional. While sound, this judgment is likely to be appealed.

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Clyde & Co.

The development of Islamic banking in Tanzania

It has recently been reported about the first Sukuk bonds that were issued in Tanzania by Imaan Finance Limited. Sukuk are financial certificates which represent an undivided share in the ownership of tangible assets which are not receivables. The company sought..

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