162018Mar
Kenya’s economy forecasted to grow in 2018

Kenya’s economy forecasted to grow in 2018

Despite threats of drought and budget deficits, government officials say the economy is likely to grow by 5.8 percent this year. Kenya’s Finance Ministry is confident the economy will grow to 5.8 percent this year, after drought and political turmoil stifled growth to an estimated 4.5 percent in 2017. Kenya’s economy is largely dependent on…

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62017Apr
LEX Africa launches new Arbitration in Africa guide

LEX Africa launches new Arbitration in Africa guide

Courts throughout Africa are increasingly seized with applications to recognize and enforce foreign judgments as well as foreign arbitral awards. African states are increasingly adopting the UNCITRAL Model Law on international arbitration and acceding to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Although many of the requirements for the enforcement of foreign judgments and…

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52017Apr
LEX Africa welcomes 3 new members to the Alliance

LEX Africa welcomes 3 new members to the Alliance

It gives us great pleasure to welcome our 3 new members from Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire and Tanzania. D.Moukouri & Partners – Cameroon is a full service law firm offering a wide range of services through its team of experienced professionals headed by Danielle Moukouri. The firm was set up in response to the demand for…

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172017Feb
Kenya Legal Update – Highlights of the Bribery Act No. 47 of Act 2016

Kenya Legal Update – Highlights of the Bribery Act No. 47 of Act 2016

Bribery offences now apply to both public, private entities and individuals. Entities not incorporated in Kenya are caught under the Act if they do business in Kenya. All public and private entities will be required to have anti-bribery procedures in place. A Kenyan entity or individual that commits an act of bribery abroad is caught…

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132016Dec
Kenya election amendment set new precedent for hopeful MPs

Kenya election amendment set new precedent for hopeful MPs

Voters take a unanimous decision to compel MPs and MCAs to obtain university qualifications before the August 2017 election Those hopeful to serve Kenya as a Member of Parliament (MP) or County Assembly Member (MCA) must have a formal education. The unanimous decision was taken at a vote, on Thursday night, as a bid to…

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162016Sep
Kenya’s rapid rise in the world market

Kenya’s rapid rise in the world market

Over the past two years, Kenya has had a rapid increase of high-level meetings and visits. Last year, Kenya welcomed US President Barrack Obama, Pope Francis and even hosted the World Trade Organisation conference. This year, for the first time in its history, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad) was hosted in Nairobi; Volkswagen SA’s CEO…

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292016Aug
LEX Africa and members – Finalists for African Legal Awards 2016

LEX Africa and members – Finalists for African Legal Awards 2016

The African Legal Awards is about to highlight great achievements from within Africa’s legal community and for the first time they will be recognising law firm networks within Africa. LEX Africa is excited to be a finalist in the category African Network of the Year. Furthermore, our member firm Couto, Graca & Associados (Mozambique) are finalists in…

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