82014Jun

Nigerian LEX Africa member comments on Nigerian investment in South Africa

Nigerian companies have a “huge appetite” for investing outside the country, says the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce. But regulatory restrictions on equity ownership and moving money in South Africa were limiting the number of Nigerian companies setting up shop locally, chamber director Osayaba Giwa-Osagie said last week. Recorded trade traffic by the chamber showed…

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82014Jun

Follow the trends, not the headlines

When somebody with experience and a great deal of insight speaks positively about South Africa, it makes a lasting impression. Especially when he is a former Global Lawyer of the Year, argued for the release of political prisoners during apartheid, defended the dignity of a number of sports heroes and has been praised for brokering…

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222014May

Whisperings on African business developments & opportunities – May 2014

The Ghanaian government has recently introduced strictercurrency regulations although it has assured investors that all existing agreements will not be affected. There is an increasing number of ICT initiatives within the African agricultural sector.  As a result of the e-Wallet programme in Nigeria, the distribution of seedlings, fertilizer and other farming input subsidies to small farmers has become…

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262014Mar

Enforcement of foreign judgements in Zimbabwe

Commercial contracts are generally upheld and enforceable under Zimbabwean law. Illegal or immoral contracts or contracts contrary to public interest are not enforceable. All options including put options are enforceable under Zimbabwean law. A Zimbabwean resident can agree to dispute resolution process in another country including the United Kingdom. Zimbabwe ratified the New York Convention….

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172014Feb

New LEX Africa member in Mauritus: Erriah Chambers

On 12 February 2014, Erriah Chambers joined LEX Africa, the first and largest African legal network established in 1993. Erriah Chambers is a leading law firm in Mauritius which specialises in a number of practice areas including international trust, international finance, setting up investment funds, international tax structuring, banking and finance, shipping law, aircraft finance and leasing,…

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