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Clyde & Co.

Prohibition of lending without a licence

In an effort to prohibit the lending of money without a licence, the Bank of Tanzania (the BoT), on 24 November 2022 published a notice (the Notice) prohibiting institutions, companies and individuals who are in the business of providing loans without a licence contrary t..

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CAMA 2020 | Drawing the Curtains on Unissued Shares of a Company

Under Companies and Allied Matters Act (“CAMA”) 1990, companies had authorized share capital consisting of issued share capital and unissued share capital (the “Old Regime”). However, CAMA 2020 recognizes only issued share capital without expressly stating what should be ..

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Werksmans Attorneys

Run Forest run! Considering the competition law implication of crypto currency and regulation one ought to say – Competition Commission start running!

The cryptocurrency sector is innovative and fast-moving. Cryptocurrency and crypt exchanges are attracting a lot of focus also as Crypto exchanges have achieved enormous success. But with success (and scale) comes competition law scrutiny, particularly in a sector where t..

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Webber Wentzel

January 2023 deadline to register Intellectual Property Rights with the Kenyan Anti-Counterfeit Authority looms

Businesses that export goods to Kenya, have until 1 January 2023 to register their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with the ACA. Failure to register will result in goods being stopped at the border as well as criminal and civil liability.

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MDR Advogados

Priorities of the Competition Regulatory Authority for 2023

In a seminar held last week in Lisbon the President of the Mozambique Competition Regulatory Authority (CRA) presented a summary of the CFA's main activities since it became operational in 2021, as well as the CRA's priorities for 2023.

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Tanzania: The Banking and Financial Institutions (Financial Leasing) Regulations 2022

On 23 September 2022, the Governor of the Bank of Tanzania published the Banking and Financial Institutions (Financial Leasing) Regulations via Government Notice 575 of 2022revoking the Banking and Financial Institutions ..

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Spoor & Fisher

Kenya: 1 January 2023 deadline approaching to file recordals

Kenya has specific anti-counterfeiting legislation, the Anti-Counterfeiting Act No. 13 of 2008, as well as a dedicated anti-counterfeiting body, the Anti-Counterfeiting Authority (ACA)...

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Clyde & Co.

Tanzania: The Carbon Trading Regulations of 2022

The Government of Tanzania recently issued the Environmental Management (Control and Management of Carbon Trading) Regulations Government Notice Number 636 of 2022 (the Regulations). The Regulations apply to all carbon trading projects in Mainland Tanzania and are t..

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The scandal of food wastage: prepare for regulatory pressure

Worldwide, significant quantities of food are wasted at all points of the supply chain and across all commodities. At the retail level, large quantities of food are wasted due to quality standards that overemphasise appearance.

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