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Sierra Leone officially launched a collateral registry for movable assets on June 12, 2017. The collateral registry will improve access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises in Sierra Leone. An initiative of the Bank of Sierra Leone, the collateral registry was developed with the support of the World Bank Group and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID). NatLaw's Dr. Marek Dubovec advised the Bank of Sierra Leone in the design and implementation of the collateral registry, as well as in the drafting of the collateral registry regulations.

Dr. Marek Dubovec contributed a Chapter for the publication Secured Transactions Law Reform: Principles, Policies and Practice, edited by Louise Gullifer and Orkun Akseli. For more info and to purchase the publication, click here to see the full post.

"Rethinking collateral: Using moveable assets to boost business in Liberia" was just released by the IFC. This video highlights Liberia's new collateral registry that NatLaw Senior Research Attorney, Dr. Marek Dubovec, assisted with. Dr. Dubovec assisted with the drafting of the Registry Regulations and the actual implementation of the Registry. Click here for a link to the full video.

NatLaw's Dr. Dubovec has just released a new publication entitled "A Guide to the Personal Property Security Act: The Case of Malawi" with co-author Cyprian Kambili. Continue reading for more information on the publication and to learn how you can download an electronic copy for free.

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