Access to financial services is a widely acknowledged tool for promoting credit creation and enhancing capital accumulation, and thereby increasing the levels of investment and economic activity. Fintech offers a transformational solution for Africa’s banking sector.
Our lawyers in Ghana advise leading technology companies in a broad range of areas – from corporate transactions to IP protection, patent law, litigation, regulatory compliance, employment and contracting issues.
We advise technology companies throughout the business life cycle – from startup to full-fledged operations.
Experience has included advising:
- A fintech company on the protection of its intellectual property rights.
- A US company in relation to the launch its software application in Ghana.
- An international telecommunications and media company in relation to the registration of their trademarks.
- A major multinational US-based telecommunications corporation in relation to tax issues in respect of proposed transactional structures including withholding tax, corporate income tax, double taxation issues and value-added tax.
- A major foreign owned telecommunication operator in relation to the operation, maintenance and co-location marketing arrangement between the operator and a key Ghanaian network operator.
- A major telecommunications company in relation to the sale of its over 750 telecommunications masts countrywide.
- A major foreign owned telecommunications operator on its acquisition of mobile mast assets of another telecommunications operator in Ghana involving over 400 lease agreements and over 300 deeds of assignment.
Mauritius, the tropical island of 2,040 square kilometers with a population of 1.3 million, has for over a quarter of a century been the preferred route for foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to India.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (POPIA) regulate the protection of data subjects’ personal information.
This article will trace the history of currency use in Zimbabwe, tracking Zimbabwe’s movement from relative monetary stabilization following independence, to its crippling hyperinflation, abandonment of the Zimbabwean dollar, adoption of a multi-currency system and ultimately how the evolution of the currency regime has led to the rise of fintech methods of transacting on the back of a cashless society’s desperate need to adapt to debilitating shortages of cash in the economy.
South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA), expected to be fully in force in the near future, contains similar provisions to GDPR.