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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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Corpus Legal Practitioners

Credit Referencing: The permutations of the Court of Appeal Decision in the case of Melissa Supermarket and Another vs. Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited [2022] ZMCA 17 (the “Melissa Decision”)

Over the years, varied sentiment has arisen over the establishment and use of credit reference bureaus in Zambia. To one judge, credit reference bureaus represent hidden powers that would be gathering “black information” on individuals and busi..

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ALN

Data Localisation Requirements under the Data Protection Act

On 23 March 2021, Zambia’s Parliament enacted the Data Protection Act No 3 of 2021 to regulate the c..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Beneficial Ownership to Come Under Scrutiny for Mining Right Holders in Zambia

The Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development (the “Ministry of Mines”), on 23 February 2022, imposed a 30-day suspension on the issuance of mining rights. The suspension has now been extended by 14 days, after which there will be no further ..

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ENSafrica

Rental Income Tax

Following the Minister of Finance pronouncements in his 2021 budget speech, effective 1 January 2022, rental income now falls under the turnover tax regime with the obligation t..

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