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Africa Business In Brief

African regulatory and business intelligence

issue 304 | 13 May 2019

issue 304
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Foreign companies to be liable for payment of taxes on their worldwide income in Rwanda

African regulatory and business intelligence

09 May 2019
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo

A new ministerial order introduces changes that are likely to significantly affect doing business in Rwanda, especially by Rwandan residents investing abroad and multinationals using Rwanda as a hub for operations in the region.
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The Range Rover in China, copyright in South Africa

intellectual property (IP)

08 May 2019
BY Rachel Sikwane

What protection exists for product shapes such as the shapes of vehicles?
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Donald Trump and bad faith

intellectual property (IP)

08 May 2019
BY Rowan Forster

Donald Trump comes up in our articles from time to time. As does the issue of bad faith. Both come up in this one.
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The male torso: is it distinctive?

intellectual property (IP)

08 May 2019
BY Gaelyn Scott

There was a highly unusual trade mark opposition matter in the USA recently. The case of In re Coscentra B.V involved a comparison of two perfume bottles in the shape of a male torso.
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Notice period to convene a shareholders’ meeting increases from 14 to 21 days

corporate commercial

07 May 2019
BY Anne Sophie Lenette AND Shrivan Dabee

The objective of this amendment is to protect minority shareholders’ interests and to bring the Companies Act in line with international best practice.
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Changes in Mauritian court jurisdiction and costs

07 May 2019
BY Shrivan Dabee AND Stéphanie Sundanum-Sesmun

Mauritius has revised the jurisdictional threshold of its courts, increased legal costs and made rules for mediation before the Intermediate Court.
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Africa regulatory ENSight - issue 5 of 2019

African regulatory and business intelligence

07 May 2019

Africa regulatory ENSight - issue 5 of 2019
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Africa Business In Brief

African regulatory and business intelligence

06 May 2019

issue 303
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New executive appointment at ENSafrica Ghana

01 May 2019

ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amina Kaguah as an executive in its Ghana office.
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No work permit required for foreign spouses of Mauritian citizens employed prior to 8 March 2019

01 May 2019
BY Natasha Behary Paray AND P. Maxime Sauzier

New amendments to the Non-Citizen (Employment Restrictions) Exemptions Regulations have come into effect.
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The National Bank of Rwanda issues new regulations on major investments and placements by banks and regulatory requirements for banking M&A

01 May 2019
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo

Effective from 12 April 2019, Rwanda has new regulations governing major investments and placements by banks as well as the shareholding and M&A of banks.
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 1

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

01 May 2019

telecoms and media in brief | issue 1
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tax in brief | issue 25

tax

01 May 2019

tax in brief | issue 25
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Africa Business In Brief

African regulatory and business intelligence

29 Apr 2019

issue 302
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