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Navigating Uganda’s New Competition Landscape: A Guide to the Competition Act 2023’s Key Developments and Implications

Uganda’s long-awaited Competition Act, 2023 was assented to by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 6 February 2024, and marks a significant step towards establishing a comprehensive competition legal regime in the country. This article aims to provide an overview of the major c..

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MMAKS Advocates

New trademark regulations 2023

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has issued new Trademark regulations “Trademark Regulations S.I No. 85 of 2023” which regulations are to take effect today the 2nd of February 2024. The new Regulations are primarily a consolidation of Trademarks Regulati..

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MMAKS Advocates

Notable intellectual property decisions from East Africa in 2023

MMAKS Advocates | ALN Uganda reviews some of the Intellectual Property (IP) rulings/judgements from 2023 within East Africa and this list is not in any particular order. Due to increased awareness of IP rights in the region, rights owners have taken precautionary measures..

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MMAKS Advocates

Private equity investment in Uganda and the proposed Competition Bill

Uganda has historically had no national law on competition but rather sector specific competition laws for example in the banking, telecommunications, and energy sectors. In 2022, however, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (Minister) tabled before Par..

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ENSafrica

Competition concerns as the President of Uganda assents to the Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Act 2023

The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Act, 2023 has received Presidential assent in a record-breaking ten days from the date that it was passed by Parliament. In the meantime, the Competition Bill, 2023 which was passed over two months ago still awaits assent, well beyon..

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MMAKS Advocates

The Uganda Court of Appeal has upheld that employers can terminate employees without reason by providing notice or payment in lieu of notice

Court of Appeal; Civil Appeal No. 182 of 2021; Stanbic Bank (Uganda) Limited vs Nassanga Saphinah Kasule

 

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ENSafrica

The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Bill, 2023: Anti-competitive or not?

The Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (“the Bill”) that seeks to amend the Petroleum Supply Act, 2003 was tabled before Parliament for the first reading on 31 October 2023. The Bill aims to do the following:

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ENSafrica

Striking off of companies – the new regime

Uganda has published new regulations under the Companies Act (“the Act”) that provide for, among other things, striking off a company from the companies register. Striking off refers to the administrative process of removing a company from the register if a company is dor..

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ENSafrica

Why companies need to properly document the loans they receive

Financing company operations often involves borrowing from commercial lenders, private lenders and even the company’s own shareholders. Whether or not formal documentation of the loan is done is determined by the company size, the loan size and tenure, whether the company..

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