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With insights from Africa-focused tax advisers from Baker McKenzie and our network of African hub firms, we aim to provide you with regional updates and practical guidance on the tax implications of doing business across the large and diverse African continent. In this special edition of the Baker McKenzie Africa Tax Newsletter, we focus on the most recent tax-related developments in Ethiopia as well as other news and updates from the African region. Ethiopia enacts…

The taxation of the digital economy is one of the focus areas of the OECD’s BEPS project, and many countries in the Middle East and Africa are increasingly introducing changes to their tax rules or considering avenues for imposing taxes in relation to digital economy earnings. It is critical for companies to fully understand the local tax regimes across the region and the impact of global developments on the future of taxation of digital services.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (a member of Baker & McKenzie International) has advised Indorama Ventures on its acquisition of 74% of the share capital of Medco Plast for Packing and Packaging Systems S.A.E. (Medco Plast) from Middle East Glass Manufacturing Co. (MEG) and the Samaha family. MEG will retain a 16% shareholding in Medco Plast, and the Samaha family will retain 10%.