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  1. Zambia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Corporate Insolvency Act (No. 9 of 2017).

    Adoption: 2017-11-20 | ZMB-2017-L-107879

    An Act to provide for corporate receiverships, appointment of receivers and the duties and responsibilities of receivers; business rescue, appointment, duties and responsibilities of business rescue administrators, rights of affected persons during business rescue proceedings and business rescue plans; schemes of arrangements or compromise with creditors; winding up of companies, appointment of liquidators and the duties and responsibilities of liquidators, committees of inspection, special managers and the Official Receiver; insolvency practitioners and the duties and responsibilities of insolvency practitioners; cross-border insolvency; and matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  2. Zambia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 2017 (No. 10 of 2017).

    Adoption: 2017-11-20 | ZMB-2017-L-107880

    An Act to promote the development of the economy by encouraging entrepreneurship, enterprise efficiency, flexibility and simplicity in the formation and maintenance of companies; provide for the incorporation, categorisation, management and administration of different types of companies; provide the procedure for the approval of company names, change of name and conversion of companies; provide for shareholders‘ rights and obligations, the conduct of meetings and the passing of resolutions by shareholders; to encourage transparency and high standards of corporate governance by providing for the functions and obligations of company secretaries and directors; provide for issue of shares, share capital requirements, procedures for alteration and reduction of share capital and disclosure requirements of companies; provide for the public issue of shares, the issue and registration of charges and debentures; incorporate financial reporting provisions, maintenance of accounting records, and access to financial information of companies; provide for amalgamations; provide for the registration of foreign companies doing business in Zambia; provide for the deregistration of companies; repeal and replace the Companies Act, 1994; and provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

  3. Zambia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Citizenship of Zambia Act, 2016 Cap. 124 (No. 33 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-07 | ZMB-2016-L-104402

    An Act to provide for the composition, functions, tenure and procedures of the Citizenship Board of Zambia; make procedural provisions for the acquisition, deprivation and renunciation of citizenship of Zambia; repeal and replace the Citizenship of Zambia Act, 1975; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  4. Zambia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Copyright and Performance Rights Act (Cap. 406). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-12-31 | ZMB-1994-L-66210

    Provides for copyright in literary, musical and artistic works, computer programmes, audiovisual works, sound recordings, broadcasts and cable programmes. Also makes provision for rights in performance. Section 10 regulates first ownership of copyright. Inter alia establishes that first ownership of copyright shall be subject to agreement under subsection 11(3) to assign ownership of copyright expected to arise in the future.


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