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Key innovations in Nigeria's Arbitration and Mediation Bill

On Tuesday, 10 May 2022 the Nigerian Senate passed the Arbitration and Mediation Bill (“the Bill”), which will repeal the Arbitration and Conciliation Act Chapter A.18, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 which became law on 14 March 1988. The Bill now awaits the asse..

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FB Attorneys

Court of Appeal Restores Property Auctioned Two Decades Ago

On 13 April 2022, the Court of Appeal of Tanzania (the Court) in a judgment authored by Justice Issa Maige, JA and bench comprising of Justices M.A. Kwariko and Justice A.M. Mwampashi, in Civil Appeal No...

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Bowmans

Uganda: Court dismisses a public interest suit against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and two leading international oil companies

On 11 April 2022, the High Court of Uganda (Court) dismissed a disguised public interest suit brought against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (the regulator of the petroleum industry in Uganda) and the two leading international oil companies in Uganda, Total E&P Uganda..
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Bowmans

Tanzania: Kiswahili the general rule and English the exception as languages of Tanzanian law and courts

The Parliament of Tanzania has passed a law (Written Laws Miscellaneous Amendment Act, 2021 no.3/2020) to amend various laws, among others, to declare Kiswahili as the official language of the laws of the country and the language to be used in the administration and dispe..

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Resolution Law Firm

How to enforce arbitral awards in Nigeria

Arbitration has been globally accepted as an amicable dispute settlement mechanism. Over the years, arbitration has attained a high level of influence as an effective mechanism for resolving commercial and trade disputes in the Nigerian justice system. The reason for this..

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Adams & Adams

Attachment of Trademarks Registered in South Africa by a Foreign Entity to Found Jurisdiction in South Africa

Can trademarks that are registered in South Africa and owned by a foreign entity be attached to found or create jurisdiction in South Africa over the foreign entity? This question was considered by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in a judgment that was handed down in Se..

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Tax disputes end at the Court of Appeal

ABSA Bank PLC (ABSA) has been refused leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. This was by the Court of Appeal in a decision given on 5 November 2021. While the highest court in the land is the Supreme Court, Article 163(4) of the Constitution restricts access to that court ..

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FB Attorneys

Chief Justice Issues Remote Proceedings and Electronic Recording Rules

In a bid to continue ensuring speedy disposal of cases, harnessing use of technology and making justice more accessible, and efficient, His Lordship the Chief Justice has issued the Judicature and Application of Laws (Remote Proceedings and Electronic Recording) Rul..

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