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Businesses in Africa Prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Africa, European Union
  • April 12 2018

Businesses in Africa that process customer data from the European Union (EU) must ensure they are fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection


Financial Sector Deals to Drop in Africa and the Middle East in 2018
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Middle East, Africa
  • April 12 2018

The decrease in M&A in the financial services sector in Africa is due mainly to economic and political instability, a lack of diversification, the


Clyde & Co East African Investor: April 2018 Update
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Africa
  • April 12 2018

The World Bank has agreed to loan and grant USD 600 million to Ethiopia to pay for roads and other infrastructure in urban areas. The Washington-based


Liberalising aviation in Africa: overview of single air transport market
  • George Etomi & Partners
  • Africa
  • April 11 2018

At the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the African Union - held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 14 2013 - the union expressed its


ITLOS Delivers Judgment in West African Maritime Boundary Dispute
  • Cooley LLP
  • Africa
  • April 10 2018

On 23 September 2017, a Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (the ‘Tribunal’) delivered its Judgment in the Dispute


Fast moving killers and other counterfeiting trends in Africa
  • Adams & Adams
  • Africa
  • April 4 2018

Economic conditions and the business environment in general have improved due to decolonisation, urbanisation, withdrawal of unfavourable sanctions


African Union States sign the African Continental Free Trade Area
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Africa
  • April 3 2018

On 21 March 2018, 44 African countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area ("AfCFTA" or "Zlec") in Kigali, Rwanda. The AfCFTA is a free


MENA: Sowing the Seeds for the Protection of Plant Varieties
  • Saba & Co Intellectual Property
  • USA, Middle East, Africa
  • April 3 2018

Plant variety laws, among other norms of positive legal systems such as trademark and patent laws, were introduced in the past in some countries in


African countries launch African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Africa
  • March 30 2018

On 21 March 2018, in Rwanda, the following African countries signed the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the


Amendments to the ARIPO Harare Protocol: modified substantive examination
  • ENSafrica
  • Africa
  • March 19 2018

We have previously reported on the amendments to the Harare Protocol that came into effect on 1 January 2017. One of these changes was that a