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KENYA: IP AND TECH DIGEST: THE REGISTRATION OF DATA CONTROLLERS AND DATA PROCESSORS COMMENCES Intellectual Property

Snapshot of our Practice

Our IP & Technology Practice, which includes a vibrant Telecommunications practice, has been busy advising on a range of transactions in IP and technology over the past...

Mon, Aug 08, 2022
KENYA: THE HIGH COURT REVIEWS ITS EARLIER JUDGMENT AND RULES THAT THE VAT REGULATIONS, 2017 ARE VALID AND HAVE FORCE OF LAW Tax

In a Ruling delivered by the High Court on 14th July 2022 in the case of Commissioner of Domestic Taxes vs W.E.C Lines Kenya (HCCOMMITA/E084/2020) (the Ruling) (being an application for review by...

Tue, Jul 26, 2022
TANZANIA: AMENDMENTS TO THE MINING (LOCAL CONTENT) REGULATIONS Corporate Services

On 8 July 2022, the Minister of Minerals (Minister) published the Mining (Local Content) (Amendment) Regulations via Government Notice No. 479 of 2022 (Amendment Regulations) amending the Mining...

Mon, Jul 25, 2022
TANZANIA: FINANCE ACT 2022 – HIGHLIGHTS Tax

The Finance Act, 2022 (FA 2022/Act) was passed by the National Assembly on 30 June 2022 and came into operation on 1 July 2022. The FA 2022 follows the 2022/23 National Budget Speech (Budget...

Thu, Jul 21, 2022
SOUTH AFRICA: THE SARS AUTO-ASSESSMENT PROCESS Tax

SARS Filing Season 2022 is now in full swing and, with it, comes the new SARS auto-assessment process.

The SARS Media Statement on the 2022 Tax Filing Season explains that SARS has assessed over...

Wed, Jul 20, 2022
AVCA LEGAL & REGULATORY BULLETIN: RESTRUCTURING DISTRESSED PRIVATE EQUITY PORTFOLIO COMPANIES IN KENYA AND BEYOND – AN OVERVIEW Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity

COVID-19 and other market factors, both local and global, have negatively impacted certain sectors, as well as operating businesses generally. Private equity funds may well have investments in...

Wed, Jul 20, 2022
AVCA LEGAL & REGULATORY BULLETIN: RECENT REGULATORY UPDATES IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THEIR IMPACT ON PRIVATE EQUITY Mergers and Acquisitions

The ever-growing reports of deals in South Africa continue to point to investor optimism in the region.

However, legislators and regulators in South Africa have recognised that in order to...

Wed, Jul 20, 2022
KENYA: TAXPAYERS CAN STILL BENEFIT FROM THE VOLUNTARY TAX DISCLOSURE PROGRAMME CURRENTLY IN ITS SECOND YEAR Tax

The voluntary tax disclosure programme (VTDP) that was introduced by the Finance Act 2020 is currently in its second year of implementation, which will run up to the end of this year, 31 December...

Tue, Jul 19, 2022
KENYA: DATA PROTECTION ACT – READY FOR 14 JULY 2022? REGISTRATION AS AN ONGOING PROCESS NOT AN EVENT Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Registration of data controllers and processors kicks off today 14 July 2022.  As highlighted in our update, data controllers and data processors are expected to register online with the Office...

Thu, Jul 14, 2022

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SOUTH AFRICA: LONG-HELD LEGAL POSITION ON CONSTRUCTION PERFORMANCE BONDS MAY NOT BE CAST IN STONE

A long-standing legal position in South Africa’s construction industry is that the terms of an underlying construction contract is irrelevant to a court when deciding interdict proceedings in...

31 May 2022 12:00
SOUTH AFRICAN EMPLOYERS MUST APPROACH FOREIGN REMOTE WORKING WITH THEIR EYES OPEN

Employers worldwide are grappling with a new trend – the employment law implications when employees want to continue working for them, but from another country.

Remote working from foreign...

31 May 2022 12:00

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Legal Matters: Bullying in the workplace – a form of discrimination which must be eliminated

Partner, Sibusiso Dube, joined 702's Aubrey Masango for a conversation on bullying in the workplace. 

The Bowmans Shipping Podcast #9: Trade, Commodities and the War in Ukraine

In this episode, Jeremy Prain speaks to Andrew Buchmann, a partner in the commodities team at international law firm, Hill Dickinson.
 
Andrew (a Bowmans alumnus) is an expert in the field of...

POWER 98.7 – Power Up: Urgent Labour Court application to declare mandatory vaccination policy unlawful struck off the roll

In a judgment delivered by the Labour Court on 2 February 2022, an urgent application to declare an employer’s mandatory vaccination policy unlawful was struck off the court roll for lack of...

The Bowmans Shipping Podcast #8: Captain Ann Till – A pioneer at sea and ashore

In the latest instalment, partner Jeremy Prain, talks to Capt. Ann Till - the Chief Vessel Operator for Ocean Infinity. They discuss the brave new world of autonomous ships; what it's like to be a...

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