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Zambia: Airtel Money and Farm Depot fined for anti-competitive business practices

The Board of Commissioners of the Zambian Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has fined Airtel Money, a mobile money service provider, and Avian Ventures Ltd, an agro-retail business trading as Farm Depot Zambia, 3% of their ..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Distressed M&A and the Zambian Business Rescue Process

Zambia has ‘operationalized’ the business rescue mechanism, first introduced in July 2018 under the Corporate Insolvency Act No 9 of 2017, which allowed a one-year window period for the formulation and promulgation of the subsidiary legislation.

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Corpus Legal Practitioners

Energy Sector Policy Highlights

The New Dawn administration has set ambitious policy objectives for the energy sector that will require both policy certainty and private capital. This comes after a 10-year period during which, despite some initial big wins including increased private participation, the ..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Budget 2023 | Carbon Finance: Regulation for Zambian Carbon Market in the Pipeline

Carbon trading has gained momentum in recent years with demand being driven by businesses in developed countries with high carbon emissions seeking to offset their carbon footprint through the purchase of carbon credits from voluntary ..

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Spoor & Fisher

New trade mark legislation in Zambia – The Trade Marks Bill 2022

Zambia has published the Trade Marks Bill 2022 (‘the Bill’) that will, when passed, fundamentally change Zambian trade mark law. It should be noted that it is unclear what stage this bill has reached in parliament.

 

As anyone who has filed trade mark..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Net-Metering - A Game Changer for Zambia's Electricity Sector

In a progressive move, the Energy Regulation Board (“ERB”) has published the draft Net-Metering Regulations (the “Draft Regulations”), which will allow electricity consumers who generate their own electricity, using renewable energy technologi..

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Mulenga Mundashi

Memorandum on the Tax Appeals Tribunal Rules 2022

On 24 April 1998, the Parliament of Zambia enacted the Revenue Appeals Tribunal Act No 11 of 1998 ("RAT Act"), which established the Revenue Appeals Tribunal to hear appeals under the Customs and Excise Act, the Income Tax ..

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Bowmans

Zambia: Mining Appeals Tribunal established

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has constituted a Mining Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) as provided for under the Mines and Minerals Development Act 11 of 2015 (Ac..

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Bowmans

Zambia: Regulatory developments on cyber security

In April 2021 a new law with wide-ranging implications for all businesses was passed in Zambia, the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act, 2021 (Act). Whilst the Act made it clear that critical information infrast..

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