The fundamentals of intellectual property rights in Zimbabwe

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Article compiled by Tanaka Kachara, Associate at LEX Africa member firm Scanlen & Holderness. The past few decades have seen changes where economic success is influenced by knowledge-based industries and businesses commonly referred to as intellectual property. Competition in the modern economy has intellectual property at its core. This dynamic has significantly increased the need […]

Pule a arma, morda a bala: Consequências da não notificação de uma fusão na África

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Article by Paul Coetser, Director & Head of Competition, and Sandiso Dhlomo, Candidate Attorney of Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa It is no longer a surprise that many, if not most, African countries now have competition laws. In addition, Africa has five regional economic areas with competition rules. In many of these countries and regional areas, […]

Legalização do uso pessoal de cannabis no Zimbábue

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A Scanlen & Holderness, firma membro da LEX África, está desafiando as leis atuais do Zimbábue que proíbem o uso pessoal de cannabis – ou seja, a criminalização da posse, cultivo, uso e consumo de cannabis. O caso está sendo tratado pelo Associado Tapiwa John Chivanga, que é apaixonado por essa questão e trabalha na […]

Zimbábue: Novo caso sobre aplicabilidade de cláusulas de escolha de lei

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Article by Fidelis Manyuchi of Zimbabwean firm, Scanlen & Holderness Choice of Law in the face of Delta Beverages (Private) Limited v Blakey Investments (Private) Limited SC 59/22. The issue of choice of law has come to the forefront with the advent of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the increase in international […]

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The World Bank and IMF both predict GDP growth above 5% for Zimbabwe in 2022, while both caution that decisive government action is needed for this to be attained. A recent encouraging World Bank overview of Zimbabwe says the country’s economy showed signs of recovery in 2021 and its GDP is now expected to rebound to […]

Boletim E Trimestral de Tecnologia de Mídia e Telecomunicações da África


This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 October 2021 to 15 January 2022 and includes developments from Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Botswana […]

Energia renovável em destaque

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With global energy focused on carbon emissions in the run up to COP26, the role of Africa in the energy transition is once again under the spotlight. African policy makers are grappling with big questions about how to move their countries forward, particularly oil and coal producers, many of them under pressure from developed countries […]

The correct approach to corporate rescue explained in Zimbabwe


Article by Fidelis Manyuchi, Senior Associate at Scanlen & Holderness – Zimbabwe A brief commentary on the Metallon Gold Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd & Ors v Shatirwa Investments (Pvt) Ltd & Anor SC 107/21. The concept of corporate rescue, also known as business rescue was introduced to Zimbabwe in 2018, through the Insolvency Act [Chapter 6:07]. […]

The COMESA Competition Commission’s increasing emphasis on competition enforcement and conduct cases

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Article by: Pieter Steyn – Chairperson of LEX Africa, Director Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) covers 21 countries namely Burundi, the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Seychelles, Somalia, Tunisia Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The […]

Environmental consciousness is good business


Article by: Memory Melody Kudzayi Mafo (Partner) Scanlen & Holderness & Fidelis Manyuchi [Senior Associate] Scanlen & Holderness In today’s world, the Environment is undeniably a global risk, which warrants critical attention in any business operation. An environmentally conscious business is one that makes decisions that are informed and reflect the awareness of the impact […]