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21 January 2017
Legal Briefs
 
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16 Jan 2017
 
 
Petroleum Industry Bill to be passed in 2017
ENS AFRICA
The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, says the federal government will pass the Petroleum Industry Bill and revamp the nation's refineries in 2017. Mr. Kachikwu announced this while...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
Leading Ugandan corporate and commercial lawyer joins ENSafrica
ENS AFRICA
ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce that leading Ugandan corporate and commercial lawyer Phillip Karugaba will join the firm in its Kampala office, ENSafrica Advocates....
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Bite your tongue!
ENS AFRICA
Witnesses giving evidence before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) should take care when making statements that may expose them to defamation claims. This issue...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
NNPC welcomes its unbundling under proposed Petroleum Bill
ENS AFRICA
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on 7 December gave the thumbs up to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) being legislated upon by the National Assembly, which splits the...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
Donald Trump’s contribution to trade mark law
ENS AFRICA
“The Trump Organization also earns income by licensing the Trump name to building developers around the world.” – BBC news site in an article entitled “What conflicts of interest could Donald Trump...
 
 
16 Nov 2016
 
Final notice of duty to keep records, books of account or documents in terms of the TAA
ENSAFRICA
On 1 July 2016, the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) released a draft notice (“Draft Notice”) of the duty to keep records, books of account or documents in terms of...
 
 
Voluntary disclosure of undeclared foreign assets in offshore trusts
ENSAFRICA
In the context of trusts situated in foreign participating jurisdictions, the Common Reporting Standards (“CRS”) require the trustees to identify the settlor, beneficiaries and other natural...
 
 
26 Oct 2016
 
The Permanent VDP as contained in the TAA
ENSAFRICA
The Permanent Voluntary Disclosure Programme (“Permanent VDP”) came into force on 1 October 2012, which is when the Tax Administration Act (“TAA”) took effect. The Permanent VDP presents one option...
 
 
 
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