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Kenya
ENSafrica
Kenyan companies are now required to submit details of their beneficial owners to the Registrar of Companies ("Registrar").
Bowmans
The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendment Act) 2019 (SMAA) amended the Companies Act (No. 17 of 2015), Laws of Kenya (the Companies Act) to require all companies to introduce a register of beneficial owners.
Mauritius
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
The Financial Intelligence Unit ("FIU") has issued a notice on 16 October 2020 on "Registration of Reporting Persons pursuant to Section 14C of the Financial Intelligence and Anti Money Laundering Act (FIAMLA)".
Nigeria
Pavestones Legal
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria was established to address insecurity and crimes in the nation.
Saudi Arabia
Leigh Day
In an application for judicial review filed this week, the group is also challenging the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss' decision ...
Somalia
Adams & Adams
In January 2020, notification was received to the effect that the Somalia Registry was now operational and that it was now possible to file trade mark applications in Somalia.
South Africa
Adams & Adams
Version 2020 of the 11th Edition of the NICE Classification of Goods and Services will apply to all trade mark specifications, effective 1 January 2020.
Tabacks
Upon inspection of POPIA and the GDPR, it becomes evident that the term "transfer" is not defined. In the absence of a definition, some uncertainty is created as regards what constitutes a "transfer" of personal information.
Tabacks
SABC's licensing proposal involving Netflix, MultiChoice and DStv is the subject of some quite passionate debate and controversy.
Adams & Adams
In the past couple of months, the global population has not only proverbially had their eyes glued on the Covid-19 pandemic, but also their bodies glued to their chairs, at home.
Bowmans
Following the death of George Floyd in the USA, there has been increased global attention on the #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) Movement.
ENSafrica
Fintech in South Africa has undergone significant growth over the last three years or so.
Bowmans
The South African Competition Commission (Commission) has published a draft paper on Competition in the Digital Economy (Paper). Stakeholders have been invited to submit comments by 30 October 2020.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
A coalition of African nations have developed a data protection framework with the goal of centralizing data protection laws and the digital economy across Africa.
Bentley Attorneys
The National Credit Act No. 34 of 2005 ("the NCA" or "Act") has had a significant impact on transactions involving deferred payment and interest in South Africa.
Tanzania
Adams & Adams
During October 2019, we travelled to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania to conduct Brand Identification Training at the REACT workshop with the FCC officials to assist them in combating the sale of counterfeit goods in Tanzania.
United Arab Emirates
Maples Group
Redomiciliation is a relatively new process and foreign companies considering the United Arab Emirates should understand the eligibility requirements and consider the steps involved.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The On 26 October 2020, the UAE Cabinet approved a cabinet resolution amending certain provisions of the Federal Law No. 18/1993 promulgating the UAE Commercial Code, ("the Resolution").
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
On Friday 23 October 2020, Abdalla Hamdok, the Prime Minister of Sudan, along with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan's sovereign council, entered into an agreement with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Hassan Elhais
Dubai: Workers in the UAE are protected under various provisions within UAE's laws, including the Labour Law as well as the Federal Penal Code
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