Global markets and technology – IFLR Africa Market Makers Special Focus launched

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IFLR’s correspondents from across the African continent discuss topics including the intersection of finance and digitalisation, attracting foreign investment, and legal certainty in deals including M&A, in this latest Special Focus

Click here to read all the chapters from IFLR's Africa Market Makers Special Focus.

First up, CQ Legal discusses the state of Ghana’s economy in the wake of Covid-19, and opportunities for future development. The firm’s authors expect to see increased development in the financial technology industry in Ghana as the Payment Systems and Services Act 2019 reaches full maturity.

Matouk Bassiouny in association with SH-Avocats shares how finance law reforms passed at the end of 2019 are helping to encourage foreign investment in Algeria. The authors explore how the Algerian government is moving to diversify its economy, and consider the application of the 49/51 rule.

Meanwhile, IFLR’s correspondents from Matouk Bassiouny in Egypt offer readers a checklist of what to consider when undergoing M&A transactions involving data-intensive target companies.

In association with AIH Law Firm, Matouk Bassiouny in Sudan discusses the Public Private Partnership Act, issued in April 2021 and intended to set out a more flexible and effective legal framework. The Act will have a significant effect on multinationals entering contracted partnerships.

Also in this Special Focus, our authors from Matouk Bassiouny in the UAE examine the details and implications of Dubai’s digital services legislation, introduced in March 2022. The UAE was ranked among the world’s best countries for digital transformation in the World Bank’s GovTech Maturity Index 2021.

Click here to read all the chapters from IFLR's Africa Market Makers Special Focus.

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