192016Apr
Annual guide to Insolvency in Africa

Annual guide to Insolvency in Africa

There are diverse challenges and risks which any investor, financial institution or international corporate might face in investing in any jurisdiction around the world. Particularly, in emerging markets like those found in Africa, it is important to understand the limitations, scope and efficacy of the insolvency regimes applicable in each jurisdiction and the ability to…

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62016Apr
Botswana: How to be a prudent creditor

Botswana: How to be a prudent creditor

Has someone owed you money for some time, offering unfathomable excuses? Fear not, this article aims to help. Rule number one is whenever you loan anyone any amount of money, reduce the agreement to writing. By putting an agreement in writing you eliminate the risk of potential disputes. In your agreement, always ensure that there…

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292016Jan

Mozambique: Penal Code vs Insolvency Law

Section I of Chapter II, Title II of the Penal Code, approved by Law no.35/2014, of 31st of December (“PC”) is dedicated to “bankruptcies, fraud and other frauds”. Paragraph 1 of art.. 295º, of the PC establishes that “[t]hose who, in cases set out by the Commercial Code, are considered to be perpetrators of the…

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82015Apr

LEX Africa launches Pan African insolvency and business restructuring guide

It is important, particularly in emerging markets like Africa, for investors and financiers to understand fully the limitations, scope and efficacy of the local insolvency regimes and the ability to foreclose and extract value in a distressed debt situation. LEX Africa‘s specialist insolvency/restructuring team is proud to launch the first edition of its Pan African…

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