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Fintech regulation in South Africa

By David Geral, Bright Tibane, Claire Franklyn,  Kirsten Kern, Livia Dyer and Xolani Nyali, Bowmans, Johannesburg, South Africa Financial regulation Regulatory bodies Which bodies regulate the provision of fintech products and services? There...

Employment law considerations during mergers

By Ebele Ikpeoyi , Associate at Bloomfield Law, Lagos, Nigeria Introduction Mergers are one way in which companies can increase their revenue and expand their business....

Fintech as the driver for growth in Africa’s banking sector

By Ogechi Onuoha (Associate), Taiwo Peregrino (Associate), and Ufuoma Isiavwe (Associate), Olajide Oyewole LLP, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Nigeria According to the 2017 Global Findex Database,1 about 1.7 billion adults...

Merger & Acquisition in Africa and South Africa

By Andrew Skipper Partner, Hogan Lovells, London Africa is still the next big market for multinationals, even in the face of global economic uncertainty and...

M&A deal value rises in Africa in the first half of 2019 

By Morné van der Merwe managing partner of Baker McKenzie’s Johannesburg office There were a sharp increase in the value of total mergers and acquisitions...

An Overview Of The Recapitalisation In The Nigerian Insurance Industry.

By  Efeomo Olotu and Demola Makinwa, George Etomi & Partners CONCEPT OF RECAPITALISATION Recapitalization is a form of corporate reorganization which involves making substantial changes to a company’s...

Germany Africa Business Forum announces multi-million Euro funding commitment to invest in German-African energy startups

The Germany Africa Business Forum (GABF) brings together Africa’s foremost executives with German companies, investors and innovators with the aim of driving change BERLIN, Germany,...

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ESG takes centre stage in a post-pandemic Africa

By Wildu du Plessis, Head of Africa, Baker McKenzie  As African businesses begin to recover and build the necessary resilience to successfully navigate COVID-19 disruption,...

26% of African Companies Faced Investigations Due to Poorly Implemented Tech, Globally, 40% Faced Investigations – New Report

A global survey of compliance leaders, including in some countries in Africa, found that fewer companies in Africa faced investigations due to poorly implemented...

The growing need to enforce court judgments and arbitration awards across borders  

By Darryl Bernstein, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Baker McKenzie, Johannesburg  There have been sustained efforts to improve the enforcement of foreign judgments and...

African banks – finding balance between post-pandemic challenges and opportunities

In a post-pandemic environment, African banks will have to navigate not only an economy in recession, but one where there will be many disruptors...