Recent amendments to COMESA merger notification thresholds and filing fees

Africa Update

Written by Ahmore Burger-Smidt, Director at South African LEX Africa member, Werksmans Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd and Kriska-Leila Goolabjith, Werksmans Associate The COMESA [1] Council of Ministers adopted various amendments at its meeting held on 26 March 2015 in Addis Ababa namely – an amendment to the COMESA Competition Rules on the Determination of Merger Notification Thresholds and Method […]

LEX Africa expands in 6 African countries

Africa Update

LEX Africa has appointed 6 new members namely SCPA Kam & Some for Burkina Faso, Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associés for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gebreamlak Gebregiorgis for Ethiopia, Jurifis Consult for Mali, Gangate & Partners for Reunion and Aquereburu & Partners for Togo. This brings the total number of countries covered by […]

LEX Africa launches Pan African mining guide

Africa Update

Mining in Africa is an integral and important part of the continent’s economy. Many mining projects suffer extreme risks and difficult decisions and sound mining law is integral for an investment decision. LEX Africa‘s specialist mining team is proud to launch the first edition of its Pan African mining guide which covers 15 key African […]

The enforcement of foreign judgements in South Africa

Africa Update

South Africa is not party to any treaty regarding the reciprocal enforcement of foreign commercial judgments, as opposed to foreign arbitral awards (it is party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards).  South African courts will however enforce a foreign judgment if certain common law requirements are met- […]