Regulators around the world are increasing their focus on compliance issues and this has given rise to a substantial increase in demand for lawyers who specialise in this field...
6 Jun 2018
Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...
Vanessa Ferguson 25 May 2018
The East African IP landscape has shifted fundamentally, says Bowmans regional IP head...
21 May 2018
Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news...
Kieran Whyte and Jen Stolp 8 May 2018
KPMG SA has been censured by the powerful US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and has to pay a $100,000 fine for "improper professional conduct"...
Ann Crotty 15 Mar 2018
For the second time in history, the African continent has become a focal point for global expansion and brand protection is critical...
Carla Collett 25 Aug 2017
The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.
18 Jul 2014
Although structural impediments such as poor logistics render the search for new avenues of deeper intra-African trade challenging‚ there is an immediate and compelling growth potential in the trade of agricultural products‚ Standard Bank research analyst Simon Freemantle said last week.
Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013
Global legal practice Norton Rose has advised South African insurers expanding into other African countries to look beyond the sector-specific regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions they are entering as failure to do so could undermine their investments.
Phakamisa Ndzamela 20 Mar 2013
Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security.
6 Mar 2013
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said his minister in charge of indigenisation, Saviour Kasukuwere, had made a "mistake" in striking an R8.3bn empowerment deal with Impala Platinum and he questioned whether the company should be paid for transferring a 51% stake to local owners.
5 Mar 2013