Africa

LEGAL SERVICES

Demand for legal services grows in Uganda

The demand for legal services in the areas of corporate and commercial law in Uganda is growing, according to David Mpanga, managing partner of Kampala-based law firm AF Mpanga.

EXPANSION

Bakers sees mergers as a route into Africa

Gary Senior, chair of EMEA at Baker & McKenzie, has talked about the growing interest from international law firms in Africa and has said that mergers will be a path into the continent.

PENALTIES

MTN Group seeks to ease burden of crippling fine

MTN Group, Africa's largest mobile operator, is reportedly in negotiations with Nigerian authorities after the Nigerian Communications Commission handed down a massive $5.2 billion fine to the telecom giant over its failure to unregister SIM cards.

INTERNATIONAL LAW

South Africa intends to leave ICC

South Africa could leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), as the government faces criticism for ignoring a court order to arrest Sudan's president.

FIRM EXPANSION

DLA Piper to launch Casablanca office

DLA Piper is to launch an office in Morocco, the firm's first base on the continent, ahead of its planned move into South Africa in 2016

GOLD INDUSTRY LAWSUIT

SA court to rule on class action against gold sector

A South African court has begun hearings to determine if gold miners suffering from lung diseases they claim to have contracted because of their job can proceed with a class action lawsuit against the industry.