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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...

South Africa: General Data Protection Regulation in Africa: So What?

More than a year ago, in May 2018, the European Commission's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The GDPR is a...

Webinar Invitation: An In-Depth Look into the Paradigm Shift of the DOJ on Corporate...

The Department of Justice's view on corporate compliance took a dramatic turn with the recent announcement of a new policy by the Antitrust Division. ...

South Africa: Redesigning Legal Services in Africa

Investors in Africa face an increasingly complex business environment, with numerous geopolitical and economic risks to consider, as well as having to comply with...

June 2019 International Trade Compliance Update

Read publication here.Due to the editor’s vacation schedule, there will be no separate July issue. However, this issue will cover activities through approximately June 14....

African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) came into force on 30 May 2019. In April 2019, Gambia ratified the agreement, bringing the...

UAE Regulates Internet of Things

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has published a new policy regulating services and devices associated with the Internet of Things (IoT Policy). The...

Taking Center Stage: The Rise and Rise of M&A Compliance Due Diligence

Baker McKenzie has released its latest report, Taking Center Stage: The Rise and Rise of M&A Compliance Due Diligence. Based on a survey of...

South Africa: Amendments to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act Become Effective

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act of 2001 ("FICA") was amended by the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act of 2017 (the "Amendment"), which provided for...

Belgian Cayman Tax: Publication of an Extended Blacklist of Entities Established Outside the EEA

Last Thursday, a Royal Decree extending the list of non-EEA entities targeted by the Belgian Cayman tax was published in the Belgian Gazette. The...

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