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South Sudan's chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of law

South Sudan's chief justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary...

By Mark Deng 13 May 2021

Kenya set to appoint first female chief justice at sensitive moment

Kenyan judge Martha Koome has defended dissidents and helped to write women's rights into the constitution - now she's on track to be the first female chief justice in a country where the role is particularly sensitive...

By Duncan Miriri 11 May 2021

Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine files election challenge in court

KAMPALA, Uganda - Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine filed a legal challenge in the country's supreme court on Monday seeking cancellation of the results of last month's presidential election that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni, his party's lawyer said...

1 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic Africa

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

By Wildu du Plessis 6 Jan 2021

Kenya is struggling to deliver justice online: what needs to be done

Kenya ordered the closure of courtrooms to the public in April in keeping with government measures to limit gatherings and mitigate the spread of Covid-19...

By Mercy Muendo 12 Aug 2020

Bowmans expands its borders

African law firm Bowmans is aiming to unlock more opportunities for its clients and contacts on the African continent with its expansion into Mauritius and Ethiopia...

2 Sep 2019

African Legal Support Facility launches new certification programme

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has created a flagship initiative called ALSF Academy Project, which is a three-level capacity building and certification programme...

22 Oct 2018

Compliance lawyers are in demand in Africa

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

Kenyan gender advocate Vivian Onano for innovation summit

Kenyan gender advocate Vivian Onano is one of the key speakers at the Liberty VUKA Knowledge Summit. In this Q&A, we find out what her entrepreneurship lessons are for women and young people in the workplace...

26 Oct 2017

Ethiopian law firm partners with BonelliErede

International law firm BonelliErede has signed an exclusive partnership with leading Ethiopian law firm Tameru Wondm Agegnehu to encourage inward investment by Italian and international business looking for commercial opportunities in Ethiopia...

31 Jul 2017

International arbitration in Mauritius

Arbitration has been firmly established in Mauritius since the Constitution of 1791 and the island has travelled a long way since then. The Mauritian jurisdiction is now moving ahead to establish itself as a jurisdiction of choice for international arbitration. The island is a logical choice as it is a safe, stable and democratic jurisdiction where the Rule of Law prevails with regular democratic elections entrenching the separation of powers. Mauritius has also in the last twenty years developed into an international financial centre attracting international business and finance to its shores. It is a corollary of any decent international financial centre to provide to the investors, shareholders and business entities using it, for ways and means to settle their disputes when the latter arise.

By Marc Hein 23 Jan 2014

ENSafrica opens doors in Mauritius

ENSafrica announced that the firm is extending its reach yet again and is set to open an office in Mauritius.

4 Dec 2013

Bowman Gilfillan to increase of offices in Africa

South African law firm Bowman Gilfillan‚ which established an office in Botswana in October‚ is moving quickly to implement a medium-term strategy to have between 8 and 12 offices across Africa.

By Evan Pickworth 28 Oct 2013

Africa is focus for international law firms

Expansion into Africa by the world's biggest law firms gathered steam on Monday (3 June) with the official tie-up between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski to form Norton Rose Fulbright.

4 Jun 2013

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