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IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING DISCLOSURE OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF COMPANIES IN KENYA Corporate Services

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The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendment Act) 2019 (SMAA) amended the Companies Act (No. 17 of 2015), Laws of Kenya (the Companies Act) to require all companies to introduce a register...

Thu, Oct 22, 2020
RECENT UGANDAN JUDGEMENT HAS SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE REGION’S BANKING SECTOR Corporate Services

On 7 October 2020, the High Court of Uganda issued a ruling (Decision) in M.A No. 64 of 2020; Ham Enterprises Uganda and Others v Diamond Trust Bank (U) Ltd and Diamond Trust Bank (K) Limited, which...

Tue, Oct 20, 2020
PORTS, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR NEWS ROUND-UP, 18/2020 (28 SEPTEMBER – 9 OCTOBER 2020) Ports, Transport and Logistics

In light of the rapid pace of infrastructure and transport developments across Africa, our Ports, Transport and Logistics (PTL) Sector Group is pleased to present Bowmans’ latest PTL news...

Fri, Oct 16, 2020
COVID-19: HEALTH DATA REPORTING BY EMPLOYERS IN SOUTH AFRICA – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Employment and Benefits

Direction 4(2) of the revised COVID-19 Direction on Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace issued by the Minister of Employment and Labour and published on 1 October 2020 (Revised OHS...

Fri, Oct 16, 2020
DOES RESIGNING IN THE FACE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION ‘LET YOU OFF THE HOOK’? Employment and Benefits

A question that has been the subject of numerous conflicting judgments in the Labour Court in recent years relates to what the legal implications are where an employee resigns with immediate...

Wed, Oct 14, 2020
SOUTH AFRICA: COMPETITION TRIBUNAL CONFIRMS CONSENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN SHOPRITE CHECKERS (PTY) LTD AND THE COMPETITION COMMISSION Competition

On 13 October 2020, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) confirmed, as an order, a consent agreement between Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd (Shoprite) and the Competition Commission (Commission) in...

Wed, Oct 14, 2020
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: ARE STRESS AND ANXIETY THE NEXT PANDEMIC SOUTH AFRICA WILL FACE? Employment and Benefits

2020 has been dubbed a ‘throw-away’ year, filled with more pressures, fears and loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic than many have experienced before.

Remote working and home schooling...

Fri, Oct 09, 2020
ZERO IMPORT DUTY ON COPPER CONCENTRATES Tax

Zambia has a mining history that spans over 100 years. Mining continues to play a major role in the economic development of the country, with copper being approximately 77% of total...

Thu, Oct 08, 2020
PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX FOR THE INDIRECT TRANSFER OF SHARES Tax

It is possible to overlook property transfer tax (PTT) especially when the transaction is taking place at holding company level. This is for the simple reason that historically PTT in Zambia was...

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

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Let’s Talk Legal Kenya Podcast Series: Episode 3

9 September 2020: Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya, many businesses/employers had to undertake cost reduction measures including declaring various employees redundant,...

Let’s Talk Legal Kenya Podcast Series: Episode 2

12 August 2020: Since the launch of the mobile payments wonderkid - M-Pesa over a decade ago, Kenya has grown to be an attractive and leading fintech hub. In the Findexable Global Fintech Rankings...

Let’s Talk Legal Kenya Podcast Series: Episode 1

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