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 work with many leading local and international companies technology companies offering advice throughout a broad range of areas. These include data protection, cybersecurity, fintech, telecommunications, IP , litigation, regulatory, compliance, employment and contracting issues.
From startups to fast-growing and mid-market businesses to mature global enterprises, our clients are companies that develop or create technology, are enabled by technology, or whose business model is fundamentally based on technology.
Experience has included advising on:
- The legal considerations for setting up data centers, cloud computing, web hosting services and software as a service to its clients
- The requirements for installation of fibre connections and the applicable fines for non-compliance with the statutory requirements
- Kenya Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning in the context of business operations and the regulatory and compliance issues that arise in different sectors/industries
- Setting up mobile virtual network operators (MVNO)
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.