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Harvard Law School collaborates with local business, academic institutions and a law firm to address policy issues in Africa

The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School has initiated a faculty development initiative with the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The initiative, which is co-sponsored by Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group and Old Mutual, aims to strengthen law teaching and scholarship and to nurture innovative approaches to global policy throughout Africa.

Oil And Gas
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Oil & Gas Regulation 2016 Edition

The International Comparative Legal Guide to:
Oil & Gas Regulation 2016
11th Edition

A practical cross-border insight into oil and gas regulation work.

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Groupís Kenyan office advised Old Mutual on Two Rivers Mall transaction

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Groupís Kenyan office recently advised Old Mutual Property on all legal aspects of their investment in the Two Rivers Mall, including due diligence, transaction structure, negotiations with the counterparties and all regulatory matters. UK-based Old Mutual invested KES 6.4 billion in the holding company of Centumís Two Rivers Mall, giving it an equivalent 50% stake in the firm.

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group appoints African tax specialist

Leading Pan-African law firm, Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, has appointed Ulla Murphy to strengthen its Africa-wide tax offering.
Murphy joins the firm as a partner in its Johannesburg Tax Practice, moving from Absa where she was the Africa Head of Wealth Investment and Insurance Tax. She specialises in providing advisory tax services, with particular emphasis on the financial services sector.

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group assists to set aside a pilot project allowing fishing within the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, instructed by the Wildlands Conservation Trust, assisted the Friends of Tsitsikamma, in launching an urgent application in the Pretoria High Court to interdict SANParks, the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and the Tsitsikamma Community from implementing a decision to permit recreational angling in the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area (TMPA) pending the outcome of a review application which also formed the second part of the application proceedings

Shipping and Logistics
Judgment and arbitration award enforcement: the admiralty law perspective

When a successful litigant to a court action or arbitration has insufficient or no security to satisfy a debt, the path to enforcing a foreign judgment or award can be complex, time consuming and expensive. In contrast to many other jurisdictions, the enforcement procedure in South African admiralty jurisdiction is remarkably straightforward.

Lucinda Verster is one of Global Competition Reviewís top 40 antitrust specialists under 40 years old

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Groupís Lucinda Verster, a partner specialising in all aspects of competition law and regulation, has been included in the Global Competition Review (GCR) Top 40 Under 40 list, released today.

Shipping and Logistics
As you head to the coast remember the plans for South Africa's blue economy

As the holiday season begins in South Africa, those tourists heading to the coast might be interested to know that the country's National Development Plan (NDP) recently recognised the potential for developing South Africaís valuable ocean economy. South Africa is a maritime nation with over 3000 km of coastline straddling a major strategic shipping route. Since close to 80% of trade is by sea, the country is suitably placed to exploit this asset. While many South Africans take time out to stare at the ocean on the country's scenic beaches, they might be thinking about the ocean economy's role as one of the key drivers in the elimination of poverty and reduction of inequality in South Africa.

Next year will be an important one for competition law on the continent

Next year is set to be an important year in Competition law, both in South African and on the rest of the continent.

Employment Law
Annuitisation of provident funds to proceed on 1 March 2016

The National Assembly recently approved the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill which confirms that from 1 March 2016 future retirement savings in provident funds will be subject to compulsory annuitisation (as pension funds savings already are), but importantly also confirms that this will not interfere with membersí rights in relation to savings up until that date.

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