As Africa's investment star continues to rise, it is inevitable that this will bring with it a need to resolve disputes - whether through formal processes or commercial settlement. This guide presents dispute resolution procedures and trends in every one of Africa's 54 diverse jurisdictions.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 17 April 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation
Whilst the opportunities for mining, resources and infrastructure companies in Africa are immense, there are also many obstacles. This report from DLA Piper is intended to provide a high-level snapshot of the mining industry and regulatory framework in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 28 November 2012 | Practice Area: Mining
Based on a survey of industry leaders from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia and South Africa, this report assesses the impacts of regulatory arrangements and other issues on mining investment decisions. The report looks in detail at each country and identifies the emerging themes.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 01 October 2012 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
The opportunities to invest in Africa are plentiful. Yet with more than 50 legal systems, some regimes can present various issues for a foreign investor in terms of M&A transactions. Skadden's Doug Nordlinger and Sarah Wolpert underline the importance of due diligence on such M&A transactions.
Law Firm: Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom | Published: 11 September 2012 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
Often touted as the 'gateway to Africa', South Africa offers a wealth of investment opportunities in its own right. This updated guide provides comprehensive information and advice on the country's economic, commercial and legal framework, including key facts on employment, IT and mining law.
Law Firm: ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) | Published: 06 September 2012 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
Cloud computing offers a variety of business applications and is an increasingly common feature of IT infrastructure. ENS' Elaine de Beer studies recent business reports and research papers in order to identify recent legal issues, with a particular focus on patents and trademarks.
Law Firm: ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) | Published: 29 August 2012 | Practice Area: Systems
Design law is an oft-overlooked area of intellectual property. Yet it's important because it allows companies to get design registrations for product features if those features are new. ENS report on a recent case between BMW and a South African company which imports and sells replacement parts.
Law Firm: ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) | Published: 21 August 2012 | Practice Area: Designs
When people think trademarks, they generally think of brand names or logos. However, slogans may also perform a trademark function. In this article ENS' Ilse du Plessis provides an overview of notable European and South African cases in which companies have registered slogans as trademarks.
Law Firm: ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) | Published: 07 August 2012 | Practice Area: Trademarks
In Africa, there is a debate taking place as to whether a boutique firm or a full service law firm is the preferred model for delivery of high-end intellectual property services. ENS provides a broad overview of African IP services and why providing world-class IP services will be a challenge.
Law Firm: ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) | Published: 01 August 2012 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
ENS's anti-corruption seminar briefing offers an overview of what companies must do to ensure compliance to global and South African anti-corruption legislation, including the dramatic new anti-corruption compliance requirements contained in the new Companies Act regulations.
Law Firm: ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) | Published: 18 July 2012 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
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