Category: Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

3 Things You Need to Know Before Suing a Deceased Estate

1. Sue the executor or executrix by name and not the estate The Supreme Court recently restated the position of the law with regards to suits against deceased estates. (Cosma Chiangwa v David Katerere & Ors SC 2021) The court stated that one cannot sue the estate but the executor or executrix. Likewise, it is […]

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Back To Basics: Cabs & Ors V Penelope Douglas Stone & Anor: Case No. SC 15/21

The Applicants, Stone and Beattie, had a USD savings account with CABS which was opened in 2011. As at the end of October 2016, their account had a credit balance of US$142 000.00. On 31st October 2016, the President of Zimbabwe introduced bond notes and coins. He then declared that they would be legal tender […]

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Is the “One-to-One” case a storm in a tea cup?

A note on the practical implications of the Supreme Court Ruling in Zambezi Gas Zimbabwe (Private) Limited v N. R Barber (Private) Limited and Another SC 3/20 Background On 20 January 2020, Chief Justice Malaba delivered judgment in the matter of Zambezi Gas Zimbabwe (Private) Limited v N. R Barber (Private) Limited and Another SC […]

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Arbitration in Africa: A Review of Key Jurisdictions

Rapid growth in commercial transactions in Africa has increased the need for alternatives to litigation – this the gap that arbitration fills, providing an effective and enforceable method of dispute resolution while saving businesses time and money. Arbitration in Africa: A Review of Key Jurisdictions is an exploration of the processes and issues surrounding arbitration in […]