282020Jul
The bonfire of the tax treaties

The bonfire of the tax treaties

Senegal and Zambia unilaterally scrapping tax treaties with Mauritius has shaken up the African investment and legal landscape. Senegal and Zambia have blamed “unbalanced” and “unfair” treaties for their surprise decisions to terminate double-taxation agreements with Mauritius. Tearing up a tax treaty is highly unusual in the circumspect world of international diplomacy and several other…

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202020Apr
COVID-19: Effects on employment contracts – Zambia

COVID-19: Effects on employment contracts – Zambia

The COVID-19 pandemic which first emerged in Wuhan, China last December has now spread to almost all countries in the world, in each of them threatening the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. The pandemic has also directly impacted on employment relationships arising from the measures individual countries are undertaking to deal with the situation….

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272020Mar
COVID-19 and Performance of Contracts in Zambia: Key Considerations

COVID-19 and Performance of Contracts in Zambia: Key Considerations

The wake of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2), the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, has triggered widespread effects on many industries across the world. The pandemic has the potential to affect business transactions including the ability to create restrictions and limitations that could enable a party to a Zambian law contract…

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42019Jun
Tax in African countries

Tax in African countries

The African Union is on a drive to make the continent economically self-sufficient and some observers believe fixing tax collection is a low-hanging fruit in this endeavour. Africa’s tax-to-GDP ratio is about 18%, while in the developed countries of the OECD it is 34%. In Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, the number is just 5.9%. Many…

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92018Apr
An Outlook on Africa 2018

An Outlook on Africa 2018

LEX Africa members from around the continent gathered at a seminar in Johannesburg to discuss Africa’s investment climate and private equity market, governance in Zimbabwe, and the future of Nigeria’s flourishing economy. Quality goods, policy reformation that addresses the challenges of doing business in Africa and a welcoming environment for foreign direct investors are just…

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42018Apr
Zambia: Trade, transport and agriculture assisted through wide-ranging policy reforms

Zambia: Trade, transport and agriculture assisted through wide-ranging policy reforms

Amendments to the Companies Act, the Energy Regulatory Act, Electricity Act and the Banking and Financial Services Act will bolster investments in Zambia. Amendments to the Companies Act, the Energy Regulatory Act and the Banking and Financial Services Act will strengthen Zambia’s investment regulatory framework and bolster investments in Zambia. LEX Africa’s Zambian member Sharon…

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52018Feb
Q&A – Mining in Zambia

Q&A – Mining in Zambia

Mining in Zambia: Progress made but some lingering hidden costs remain LEX Africa, Zambian member, Corpus legal practitioners, advises on the legal issues and challenges in their mining sector. What are the main legal issues – related to compliance and legislation – that are impacting on Zambia’s mining sector? The main challenge remains the full operationalisation…

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