The coming into effect and promulgation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has ushered in a new and exciting era for the continent. AfCFTA aims to enhance intra-African trade by providing a complete and mutually beneficial trade agreement among Member States. It covers goods and services, investment, intellectual property rights and competition policy. On December 5, 2020, the African Union Assembly approved the start of trading under AfCFTA as of January 1, 2021.
Our lawyers in Tunisia have experience in the fields of telecommunications and information technology (IT). We advise and represent technology providers on all legal matters in the sector.
We deal with all legal issues and transactional matters relating to M&A project, corporate, commentary and drafting contracts, legal advice in labor law and disputes.
Experience has included advising:
- CORIOLIS – T3C – METOS in a number of legal issues, including corporate law, legal advice in labor law, employee disputes, commentary and drafting of various contracts;
- Schneider Electric in a number of legal issues, including corporate law, legal advice in labor law, employee disputes, commentary and drafting of various contracts and advising the group on the overall legal management of employment aspects;
- Sopra HR Software in corporate and labor law matters;
- A large international distribution center in setting up a strategy for the implementation and the use of a cloud solution in Tunisia that is compliant with local law; and
- Micro Informatique Progiciel Services Mips Tunisia in corporate and labor law matters and in a tax litigation matter against the Tunisian tax authorities.
Digital transformation is a driving force for innovative, inclusive and sustainable growth. The digital economy encompasses the economic and social activities that are boosted by platforms such as mobile and sensor networks, including e-commerce. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents an opportunity to boost growth, reduce poverty and expand economic inclusion in Africa.
The fintech industry is popular for its dynamic approach to delivery and relies on technological advances. Innovations such as blockchain, mobile payments and savings, peer-to-peer lending platforms, crowdfunding and similar internet-based solutions have radically transformed the financial services landscape in Nigeria, challenging its traditional business models and regulatory infrastructure. However, beyond the noteworthy advancements in this sector, a key concern is giving the country’s growing population access to these innovative solutions.
Many African countries are still grappling with the impact of the lockdown initiatives caused by COVID-19.1 Adapting to the health and safety protocols across Africa has meant a significant increase in the sheer volume of data being processed, particularly in the health and education sectors.
Whether drafting legal documents, litigating, or managing a law firm, legal professionals are expected to predict, with a relatively high degree of certainty, the possible consequences of every step they take and every word they communicate. Then, having considered all the possible consequences, they must decide on the best course of action. Any such decision typically involves having several alternatives, comparing them and evaluating their outcomes.