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Eversheds Africa e-briefing: April 2014

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Inter-University diploma of OHADA’s Jurists

This unique and pioneer program in France aims to train jurists (lawyers working in law firms, national, regional or international institutions, in-house lawyers, or as notaries) in the African regional law created in 1993 by the Organisation for the  Harmonisation of Business Laws in Africa (OHADA), the regional organisation currently comprising  of 17 countries. Click here to read more...

Ivory Coast – Detailed presentation of the New Mining Code

As indicated in our previous newsletter, dated March 2014, the Republic of Ivory Coast has adopted a new mining code, governed by Law n°2014-18 dated 24 March 2014 (“New Code”), which supersedes the previous mining code, which was governed by Law n°95-553 dated 17 July 1995 (“Former Code”). Click here to read more...

Tunisia - Counterfeit medicines

Counterfeiting of medicines has become a global phenomenon in recent years, to the point that the International Criminal Police Security, “Interpol”, has been actively and continuously intervening in such activities in 2013, during which time, it seized more than $ 170 million in counterfeit goods. Click here to read more...

DRC- Reminder of the tax regulation

In accordance with Article 12 of Law n°004/2003 dated 13 March 2003 on the reform of tax procedures, the provisions of which are incorporated in the official communiqué n°01/0010/DGI/DG/CT/LK/CK/2014, any natural or legal person liable to pay tax for earnings and profits shall file their taxes no later than 31st March of the year, using  “t+1” to declare their income and pay the amount owed. Click here to read more...

OHADA – Reform of the procedures of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of OHADA

The procedure used by the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of OHADA (“CCJA”) was modified by Regulation n°001/2014/CM (“Regulation”) adopted on 30 January 2014 and published in the OHADA Official Gazette on 4th February 2014. Click here to read more...

Morocco – The social security system both covers employees in the public sector and the private sector

Social protection encompasses every mechanism of benefit plans that allows community members to guard against certain social risks through the provision of a replacement income or a minimum income in the event of a reduction or loss of income. These social risks are situations or events that disrupt the economic situation of households by causing an increase of their spending and/or a decrease of their resources. Click here to read more...

Algeria – Entry into force of the New Mining Law

Law n°14-05 of 24 Rabie Ethani 1435, dated 24 February 2014, regarding mining law (“Mining Law”) was published recently, in the Journal Officiel n°18 of the Republic of Algeria. The Mining Law replace Law n°01-10 of 11 Rabie Ethani 1422, dated 3 July 2001, as amended and supplemented, on minin law (“Former Mining Law”). Click here to read more...



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