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December 2, 2019
The Cayman Islands has often been referred to pejoratively as a “secrecy jurisdiction”. The two main supports for the secrecy allegation were on the one hand the existence of “secrecy” legislation, The Confidential Relationship Preservation Law (CRPL) dating back to the 1970s ...
December 2, 2019
The African Development Bank that it is making a surprise policy turn away from fossil-fuel investment and ploughing a new renewable energy path ...
October 30, 2019
Obstacles to faster development of green energy abound everywhere, but the trend is clear and the momentum unstoppable.
September 18, 2019
Recent reports from three respected international organisations sketch a relatively upbeat picture of economic prospects in the west African state of Guinea ...
August 2, 2019
Promoting “indigenisation” in the Nigerian economy was the subject of a recent Lex Africa seminar, which asked how foreign investors were forging partnerships with local players, using local content and local manufacturing capacity and transferring valuable work skills ...
June 26, 2019
In line with the national push for a more structured approach to increasing local content and participation, the Regulations came into force on December 22, 2017 ...
May 23, 2019
On April 2 the Gambia’s parliament wrote itself into modern African history when it ratified the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) ...
April 17, 2019
Recently, Zimbabwe, a member of the WTO since 1995, ratified the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) becoming the 139th WTO Member State to ratify this Agreement ...
March 13, 2019
Africa is sometimes described as the “last frontier” of competition law because many African countries have only recently adopted modern competition laws ...
February 8, 2019
By far the most significant headline-grabbing development in 2017 and 2018 relates to the stunning rise of blockchain ...
December 20, 2018
In a bid to ensure proper licensing, regulation, monitoring and supervision of microfinance business in Tanzania, the Minister for Finance has issued a draft Bill on Microfinance to be tabled in the National Assembly very soon ...
October 26, 2018
Arbitration is perceived as one of the alternative solutions to congestion in the court system ...
October 18, 2018
On July 12, the Competition Amendment Bill was introduced in Parliament, substantially revising the earlier version of the Bill.
September 19, 2018
At LEX Africa’s June seminar on developments in competition law in Africa, speakers discussed the increasing trend of governments to try and use competition law as an important part of their industrial policy ...
July 24, 2018
The country’s infrastructure is broken, but there is room for smart investors to capitalise on its rehabilitation.