282022Fév
AfCFTA: Key pillars mostly in place for Africa’s ambitious free trade scheme

ZLEC : Les principaux piliers sont pour la plupart en place pour l'ambitieux programme de libre-échange de l'Afrique

Just over a year has passed since the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) officially kicked off in January 2021, and there are encouraging signs of progress. The ambitious plan to revolutionise trade on the continent is expected to reduce input costs, transport costs, and delays for African exporters in reaching regional and global markets….

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112022Fév
L'Afrique du Sud à la traîne en matière d'insolvabilité transfrontalière

L'Afrique du Sud à la traîne en matière d'insolvabilité transfrontalière

by Eric Levenstein, Director and Head of the Insolvency, Business Rescue & Restructuring Practice and Nastascha Harduth, Director of Werksmans Attorneys Breaking news out of India, is that the Indian Government is about to adopt the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law of Cross Border Insolvency (Model Law). The Model Law…

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112022Fév
Statut du sauvetage des entreprises en Afrique du Sud

Statut du sauvetage des entreprises en Afrique du Sud

by Eric Levenstein, Director, and Head of Insolvency, Business Rescue & Restructuring practice, and Malachizodok Mpolokeng, Candidate Attorney of Werksmans Attorneys With the year 2021 in the rear-view mirror, one reflects on the Covid-19 pandemic, its associated waves, lockdowns, and restrictions, as well as a struggling world economy, which have all contributed to challenging conditions…

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272022Jan
Technologie, médias et télécommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

Technologie, médias et télécommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

Ce bulletin électronique met en lumière les principaux développements législatifs et réglementaires dans les secteurs de la technologie, des médias et des télécommunications en Afrique subsaharienne. Ce numéro couvre la période du 16 octobre 2021 au 15 janvier 2022 et comprend les développements du Botswana, du Cameroun, d'Eswatini, du Ghana, du Kenya, du Lesotho, du Malawi, de Maurice, du Mozambique, de Namibie, du Nigéria, du Rwanda, des Seychelles, de l'Afrique du Sud, de la Tanzanie, de l'Ouganda et de la Zambie. et Zimbabwé. Bostwana…

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272021oct
Renewable energy in the spotlight

Renewable energy in the spotlight

With global energy focused on carbon emissions in the run up to COP26, the role of Africa in the energy transition is once again under the spotlight. African policy makers are grappling with big questions about how to move their countries forward, particularly oil and coal producers, many of them under pressure from developed countries…

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82021oct
Contentieux antitrust en Afrique du Sud

Contentieux antitrust en Afrique du Sud

The new Chambers & Partners Antitrust Litigation 2021 guide covers 18 jurisdictions. The guide provides the latest legal information on the basis for a claim, burden and standard of proof, class and collective actions, challenging a claim, disclosure and discovery, witness and expert evidence, damages, liability, remedies, funding and costs, and appeals. LEX Africa Chairperson,…

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282021SEP
Burger King merger approved – What role will black ownership play in future mergers?

Burger King merger approved – What role will black ownership play in future mergers?

Article by: Pieter Steyn – Chairperson of LEX Africa, Director Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa The Competition Commission’s prohibition in June 2020 of the sale of Burger King (South Africa) (RF) (Pty) Ltd (“BKSA“) to private equity firm, ECP Africa, caused much interest and concern.  It was the first time since the Competition Act came into…

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282021SEP
The COMESA Competition Commission’s increasing emphasis on competition enforcement and conduct cases

The COMESA Competition Commission’s increasing emphasis on competition enforcement and conduct cases

Article by: Pieter Steyn – Chairperson of LEX Africa, Director Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) covers 21 countries namely Burundi, the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Seychelles, Somalia, Tunisia Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The…

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