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The male torso: is it distinctive?

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

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

07 May 2019

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

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 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

01 May 2019

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

01 May 2019

tax in brief | issue 25
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Africa Business In Brief

29 Apr 2019

issue 302
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Is it time to rethink broad-based Black ownership?

25 Apr 2019
BY Sanjay Kassen

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission has declared that the vast majority of transactions involving broad-based trusts are not compliant with the law.
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Margin requirements for OTC derivatives – the final draft of the Joint Standard?

23 Apr 2019
BY Kelle Gagné

The latest draft of the Joint Standard on Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared OTC Derivatives has been published.
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Africa Business In Brief

23 Apr 2019

issue 301
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New Mauritius/Kenya tax treaty signed

23 Apr 2019
BY Celia Becker

A new double tax agreement has been signed between Mauritius and Kenya
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