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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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Clyde & Co.

Intellectual Property in Tanzania: the 2022 Regulations on Copyright Licensing and Rights to Benefit from Re-Sale

In this legal update, we analyse the Copyright Licensing and Rights to Benefit from Re-Sale Regulations [1]. The Regulations came into force on 18 March 2022 and are made under section 45 of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act[2].

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Werksmans Attorneys

A new reality for illegal miners and the ‘zama zamas’?

Illegal mining is a critical challenge in the South African mining and minerals industry. In response to this chall..

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WTS Nobisfields

Ghana Introduces the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy)

The Electronic Transfer Levy Act, 2022, has been enacted into law by the Parliament of Ghana
in its capacity as the country’s law makers. The purpose of this law is to re..

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G. Elias & Co.

Changing Regulatory Landscape for Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions in Nigeria

This article examines some of the recent changes to the regulatory regime for, and the impact on, mergers ..

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Angola: New Tax Benefits Code

As per Law No. 8/22, of April 14, 2022, the new Tax Benefits Code has been enacted. It seeks to bring together in a single act every tax benefit existing in Angola and their rules and cond..

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Kenya: The Land Control Bill, 2022

The Land Control, Bill, 2022 was published in the Kenya Gazette on 25th February 2022. The main objective of the Bill is to replace the Land Control Act (Cap 302), in order to align the existing law ..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Commencement of Implementation of the Requirement for Recordation of Intellectual Property Rights with the Anti Counterfeit Authority in Kenya

Through a public notice published by the ACA on 26 April 2022, the ACA notified the general public of the commencement of the implementation of the mandatory requirements with effect from 1 July 2022.

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Key highlights of Ghana’s Land Act 2020

It has been a little over a year since Parliament passed the Land Act 2020 (Act 1036). Until the Land Act was passed, Ghana’s land law was contained in several legislations and cases. The Land Act 2020 co..

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