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Uganda: The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 was re-tabled for First Reading before the Parliament of Uganda on 21 September 2022. The Bill seeks to amend the Employment Act 2006. Some of the highlights of the Bill follow below.

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ALN

The Regulatory Framework for Fintechs in Uganda

The Parliament of Uganda passed the National Payment Systems Act (the Act) in 2020 and a year later, the National Payment Systems Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) were passed to operationalise the Act. The objective of this regime is to cont..

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Uganda: Regulatory Update – NGO/ CSO compliance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019

On 7 October 2022, the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organisations released a circular requiring non-governmental organisations to register with the Personal Data Protecti..

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ALP East Africa

Amendments to Companies and Insolvency Laws in Uganda

The 2022 amendments to companies and insolvency laws seek to streamline operations of companies (and insolvent companies and individuals) by addressing inadequacies as well as administrative and operational shortcomings in the laws.

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MMAKS Advocates

Bank customers could be held liable for banking fraud losses

On 18 July 2022, the Ugandan High Court issued a landmark decision on the liability for loss suffered due to digital bank fraud in the case of Aida Atiku versus Centenary Rural Development Bank Limited, (the defendant/bank) Civil Suit No. 0754 of 2020.
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ENSafrica

More confusion and inconsistency on whether employers must give reasons for terminating a contract of employment

Whether an employer must give reasons for terminating a contract of employment in Uganda remains uncertain. In its recent decision in Adam Kafumbe Mukasa v Uganda Breweries Limited, the Court of Appeal of ..

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KTA Advocates

Lifestyle Equities CV and Lifestyle Licensing BV v Amazon UK Services Limited and 4 Others (2022) EWCA CIV 552: Question of expediency versus trademark infringement

In a world that is a global village, where the access to internet has undoubtedly
facilitated trade across continents, the position of e-commerce within the legal
framework of protection of intellectual property rights has increasingly become a
basis for recent c..

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MMAKS Advocates

Amendments to the tax legislation in Uganda - 2022

The Head of State on the 2nd June 2022 assented to a number of amendments to the country’s tax regime. Some of these changes have far reaching ramifications to Foreign Investors, Tax Practitioners, and the Business Community generally. The changes shall take effect ..

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ALP East Africa

An Insight into Key Provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act, 2022

The ALP Compliance Memo 1/2022 provides an insight into the Landlord and Tenant Act 2022 that was recently passed as a new Law in Uganda. The article highlights the responsibilities that Landlords and Tenants need to adhere to when renting premises in Uganda...

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