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An Overview of Competition and Antitrust Regulations in Africa

Download publicationAntitrust law in Africa is growing at a rapid rate with the introduction of laws and regulations, increase in memberships to regional antitrust...

South Africa: U-RICA! Provisions of RICA Ruled Inconsistent with the Constitution

In a ground breaking and remarkable judgment, which will not only have a huge impact in South Africa but will be cited around the...

Francophone Africa Newsletter

Read publicationWelcome to the September 2019 issue of our Francophone Africa newsletter. The aim is to give you a regular, brief practical overview of...

The Impact of Brexit on South Africa and Africa

Countries in Africa are preparing for the reality that a hard Brexit could lead to increased risk aversion and reduced investor appetite for trade...

South Africa: Taking Center Stage: The Rise of Compliance Due Diligence in Africa

Referring to Baker McKenzie’s recent report, Taking Center Stage: The Rise and Rise of M&A Compliance Due Diligence (CDD), Darryl Bernstein, partner and head...

South Africa : Reflecting on the Concept of “Reflective Losses” in Company Law

The High Court in Hlumisa Investment Holdings (RF) Limited and Another v Kirkins and Others (Hlumisa judgment), was recently tasked with considering whether shareholders...

The Corporate Procurement of Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

 Renewable technologies are evolving at a rapid pace and have seen a dramatic decline in the costs associated with its procurement. This provides the...

South Africa: Always Have Clean Hands When Transacting

With an ever-increasing focus being placed on corporate anti-bribery and corruption, there is no doubt that when engaging in any form of transaction in...

UAE: Your Views on the Proposed New DIFC Data Protection Law, July 2019

The Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFCA) recently published a consultation paper seeking views on the new DIFC Data Protection Law. The proposed changes...

UAE Approves Foreign Ownership over 122 Business Activities

On 2 July 2019 the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cabinet announced the relaxation of foreign ownership restrictions for 122 business activities specifically in the...

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