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Future of Copyright: Inaugural Kenya National Rights Registry Portal

Copyright is an (intellectual) property right conferred to Works such as musical, literary, artistic, sound recordings, broadcasts, audiovisual and photographic creations inter alia. A Work is eligible for copyright protection if it is original to the creator, reduced into material/fixed form and the author must be a qualified person....

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Webinar Invitation — Employment Relations in the Face of COVID-19 Crisis

We are delighted to invite you to our webinar presentation on Employment Relations in the face of the COVID-19 Crisis. This is part of a series of engagements are having with our clients to help them respond to the impact of the global corona- virus pandemic on their business....

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High Court Directions on Holding of General Meetings by Public Listed Companies During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Further to our article on how to conduct virtual board and shareholders meeting during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the High Court of Kenya issued an Order on 29th April, 2020, by virtue of powers bestowed on it by Section 280 of the Companies Act, 2015 directing the manner...

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Notification to the National Employment Authority

Part X of the Employment Act (Act No. 11 of 2007) provides for the management of employment and applies to employers with more than 25 persons in their employ. Sections 76 to 79 imposes certain responsibilities on employers to notify the Director of Employment (the “Director”) in the event of a vacancy, termination/lay offs and abolishing of a post in its business. ...

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Effects of The Covid-19 Pandemic on Businesses with focus on Employment & Other Commercial Contract Obligations

On the 11th day of March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID 19 disease as a pandemic. This disease has had far-reaching and unprecedented effects on businesses due to its nature and the precautionary measures advised to curb its spread....

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Requirement on Disclosure of Company’s Beneficial Ownership Information to Take Effect

An amendment to the Companies Act 2015 (the “Act”) by the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendment) Act 2019 introduced a new section 93A to the Act that required each company to have and maintain a register of its beneficial owner(s). The information to be contained in a company’s register of beneficial owners was to be prescribed by regulations to be made under the Act. [For more on the amendment see our alert “Amendments to the Companies Act 2015”]...

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