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How Digitisation Can Lead to Real Change in Africa’s Competition Laws

Digitisation has ushered in an era of hyper-connectivity, marked by disruptive digital platforms that operate on a global scale. A recent Baker McKenzie report - Competition in the Digital Economy - an African Perspective - shows that, in Africa, this...

South African winners of the Gobal Legal Hackathon 2019 announced

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) and global law firm, Baker McKenzie have announced the winners of the South African leg of Global Legal Hackathon 2019 (GLH2019). Over the course of the weekend, 22-24 February, teams in 46...

South Africa sees the return of Global Legal Hackathon

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) and global law firm Baker McKenzie announced that Global Legal Hackathon is returning to South Africa this February. Global Legal Hackathon is an annual event through which lawyers, technologists and civil society...

The law profession and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Progress is inevitable. The first industrial revolution witnessed the emergence of mechanical production and the second was fuelled by electrically powered mass production. The third industrial revolution was driven by the internet and automated production. All three revolutions focused...

Africa has potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that will change how the world generates, stores and distributes power. This is according to Kieran...

Tech and telecom sector in Africa to thrive in 2018 and 2019

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the technology and telecommunication sectors in Africa and the Middle East will more than quadruple in 2018, from 2017. This is according to Baker McKenzie’s Global Transaction Forecast, developed in association with Oxford...

Inbound technology deals stagnate in Africa this quarter

Baker McKenzie’s latest quarterly Cross-border M&A Index showed that there were no inbound technology deals in Africa in the second quarter of 2017. This is in comparison to global results, which noted a high volume of technology deals in...

‘First of its kind’ Global Antitrust Dawn Raid App launched

Baker McKenzie, a multinational law firm has launched a global version of its Dawn Raid App, a mobile application that, across 44 countries, including South Africa, provides clients experiencing a raid with real-time step-by-step guidance on their rights and obligations,...
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Youth Month Centre Tour 2024: Harambee

In honor of Youth Month, Harambee hosts a media tour at their center in Johannesburg, South Africa. A tour...
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