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KENYA: CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA (DIGITAL CREDIT PROVIDERS) REGULATIONS, 2021 Banking and Financial Services Regulatory

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has published the draft Central Bank of Kenya (Digital Credit Providers) Regulations, 2021 (the Draft DCP Regulations) for the regulation of digital credit...

Tue, Jan 18, 2022
KENYA: UPDATE FROM ARIPO: OVERVIEW OF CHANGES TO THE HARARE AND BANJUL PROTOCOLS Intellectual Property

Introduction

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) provides an avenue among member states for cooperation in intellectual property matters. ARIPO currently has 20 member...

Mon, Jan 17, 2022
THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDE: ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE LAW, 2022 – SOUTH AFRICA CHAPTER ESG

Ezra Davids, chairman and senior partner of Bowmans, and partner Ryan Kitcat wrote the South African chapter In The International Comparative Legal Guide to Environmental, Social and Governance...

Wed, Jan 12, 2022
KENYA: REGULATION OF DIGITAL LENDERS Banking and Financial Services Regulatory

The President signed the Central Bank (Amendment) Bill 2021 into law on 7 December 2021 (the Act). The Act  provides for the  regulation of digital lenders in Kenya (see overview here and here)....

Wed, Dec 22, 2021
KENYA: DATA PROTECTION IN KENYA: EMPLOYMENT Employment and Benefits

When it comes to safeguarding the personal information of employees in Kenya, the Data Protection Act is far-reaching. There are a number of actions employers will need to take in order to comply,...

Thu, Dec 16, 2021
MAURITIUS: KEY LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS TO MAKE THE BANKING AND FINANCE SECTOR MORE ATTRACTIVE TO INVESTORS Banking and Financial Services Regulatory

The enhanced nexus between technology and financial services over recent years has led to legislative amendments in the banking and finance sector brought by the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions)...

Wed, Dec 15, 2021
KENYA: NAIROBI SECURITIES EXCHANGE PUBLISHED ESG DISCLOSURES MANUAL Corporate Services

Over the past few years, increasing attention has been given to how environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues impact investment decisions. Many socially responsible investors...

Tue, Dec 14, 2021
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY: KEY DEVELOPMENTS DURING 2021 Banking and Financial Services Regulatory

As 2021 comes to a close, we unpack some of the developments in the banking and financial services regulatory space, particularly those concerning crypto assets, payments, economic, social and...

Wed, Dec 08, 2021
KENYA: IP & TECHNOLOGY DIGEST NOVEMBER 2021 Intellectual Property

Welcome to the November issue of the IP & Technology Digest.

Updates From Regulatory Bodies

KIPI

The Industrial Property Journal for the month of November 2021 is now available on the KIPI...

Wed, Dec 08, 2021

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BOWMANS SHINES AT THE CHAMBERS AFRICA AWARDS

Leading African law firm Bowmans has been recognised at the Chambers Africa Awards ceremony held earlier today (13 January). The firm’s Kenyan practice was named Kenya Law Firm of the Year and...

13 Jan 2022 12:00
SENIOR PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER JOINS BOWMANS AS PARTNER

Leading African law firm Bowmans has appointed project development and finance specialist Allen Leuta as a partner in its Johannesburg office Project Finance Practice.

Leuta is a senior South...

10 Jan 2022 12:00

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Kenya Data Protection Act: Part 2 – Employment

Bowmans’ data protection team in Kenya has prepared a series of podcasts on four critical data protection issues. Part two of our podcast series deals with the interplay between the Data...

Kenya Data Protection Act: Part 1 – Consumer Protection

Bowmans’ data protection team in Kenya has prepared a series of podcasts on four critical data protection issues, starting with consumer protection. In part one of our podcast series, Angela...

The Bowmans Shipping Podcast #7: U-boat warfare off South Africa in WWII and the German spy network

The latest episode, hosted by Jeremy Prain is an interview with Dr Evert Kleynhans. They unveil the details of the u-boat campaigns off the coast of South Africa in 1942/43 during World War II;...

Channel Africa – Africa Rise and Shine: Mental Health in the Workplace

Senior associate, Yeleni Bruinders, joined Channel Africa's early morning show for a discussion on mental health in the workplace.

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