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ENSafrica merges with Ghana firm Oxford & Beaumont

South African firm ENSafrica has merged with Ghana’s Oxford & Beaumont to form ENSafrica Ghana, its seventh African jurisdiction. Oxford & Beaumont was founded in 2006 and currently has three partners and another 25 fee-earners, including a tax consultant. In 2010 the firm launched a representative office in London. ENSafrica deputy chief executive Mzi Mgudlwa […]

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Bakers launches South Africa employment practice with Cliffe Dekker hire

Baker & McKenzie has launched a South African employment practice with the hire of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s director of employment, Johan Botes. Botes joins Bakers’ Johannesburg office as a partner. He is bringing associate Lauren Salt with him from Cliffe Dekker. His practice covers a wide range of employment law and labour relations issues, including […]

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Clydes widens South Africa scope to construction and litigation with five hires

Clyde & Co has grown its presence in South Africa through the hiring of five partners across its Johannesburg and Cape Town offices, including two partners from Norton Rose Fulbright. The hires widen Clydes’ African offering to construction and commercial disputes, following the firm’s May 2014 launch in South Africa with a focus on insurance […]

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HSF and the challenges of building a francophone Africa practice from Jo’burg

Last week Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) announced it was joining the growing number of international firms with an office on the ground in South Africa. By launching with the hire of two partners from respected South African firm Webber Wentzel, Linklaters’ local ally, HSF is following in the footsteps of a number of its rivals […]

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Nigeria report: focus on arbitration

Places such as London and Singapore are still the main hubs for international arbitration but Nigeria has been attempting to raise its status in the past few years

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Elections threaten to tarnish East Africa’s investment potential

Infrastructure development, gas discovery and oil potential are pulling in foreign investment in East Africa, but an upcoming general election brings uncertainty What are your country’s current business and legal trends? Akash Devani, partner, ­Anjar­walla & Khanna: For businesses, region­al expansion, infrastructure development and regulatory enforce­ment on competition are three key trends. Kenyan banks, insurance […]

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Africa Elite 2015: The new face of private equity in Africa

This year’s Africa Elite reveals the domestic firms and international lawyers leading the continent’s rise. As this executive summary shows, private equity is a growing force Private equity is the story of Africa in 2015. With interest in the continent rocketing in recent years, investment houses are turning their eyes away from South Africa’s developed […]

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Africa Elite executive summary: firm profiles

Our essential guide to the top legal outfits south of the Sahara advising on private equity BOTSWANA Collins Newman & Co Founded: 1977 Offices: Gabarone Management: Managing partner Parks Tafa The Botswanan member of the Africa Legal Network, Collins Newman & Co is at the cutting edge of the country’s nascent private equity sector. Under […]

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Angola and Mozambique: Dual fuel pipeline

Angola and Mozambique both benefit from oil and gas exploration but their by-product of needing modern and extensive infrastructure is creating new investment sources The energy-rich, Portuguese-speaking nations of Angola and Mozambique have consistently shown their potential over the past years. GDP growth in both countries has outstripped both the global average and also the […]

Featured Briefings

The growth of private funds

By Marcus Leese  With 20 years’ experience as an offshore practitioner, Marcus Leese advises clients across the full range of investment funds, private wealth and Banking & Finance matters. Besides his role as head of Ogier’s Guernsey office, Marcus advises on Guernsey and BVI law to an international client base including many Asian clients, having […]

Facilitated Employment of Serbian Citizens in Slovenia

By Marko Ketler On 28 May 2008, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act ratifying the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the Government of the Republic of Serbia on the Employment of Citizens of the Republic of Serbia. The Protocol on the Implementation of the Agreement between the […]

The Pension Regulator Has Updated its Guide to Investment Governance For DC Schemes

By Joanne Tibbott, Alison Garton Trustees reviewing their Statements of Investment Principles (SIPs) will have to be mindful of the need to formulate policies on the broader range of matters by October 2019 (particularly in relation to financially material considerations and exercising investment rights). Trustees need to also be mindful of the latest requirements in […]

Publication Of the Finalized Patent Rules, and Announcement Of Coming-into-Force Date

By Glen Deleavey,Trevor Newton The Government of Canada published the new Patent Rules in the Canada Gazette Part II today (July 10, 2019). This publication of the finalized Rules is further to the previous release of a draft version on December 1, 2018, and the accompanying consultation period that followed. Importantly, the coming-into-force date for the new Patent Rules has been announced as October 30, 2019. […]

Payment Service Providers: Are You Safeguarding Customer Funds in Compliance with the Rules?

By Kam Dhillon On 4th July 2019, the FCA released the findings from its recent review of non-bank payment service providers (PSPs). The FCA assessed how well PSPs (i.e. authorised payment and e-money institutions) meet the requirements for safeguarding customer funds in practice, in accordance with the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (PSRs) and the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (EMRs).

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