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#AfricaMonth: Resolving South Africa's Model Law lag

With the draft International Arbitration Bill soon to be tabled in Parliament, Bizcommunity asked Jackwell Feris and Jonathan Ripley-Evans, Directors in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Dispute Resolution Practice, to give us some more insight as to what this means for the South African legal landscape...

8 hours ago

Compliance forms part of a company's reputation

Compliance with the South African laws and regulations is directly linked to a business's reputation and companies need policies in place to ensure adherence by employees, clients and suppliers...

19 May 2016

Nissan to be fined for emissions cheating in South Korea

South Korea says it will fine Nissan for manipulating emissions data on a popular diesel sports utility vehicle, bringing the Japanese car giant into a widening global scandal...

18 May 2016

Norway sovereign wealth fund to sue Volkswagen: report

LONDON, UK: Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, is to sue German carmaker Volkswagen over an emissions-cheating scandal that caused it huge losses, the Financial Times reported Sunday...

17 May 2016

R10m fine for failure to notify Competition Commission of healthcare merger

Life Healthcare Group and Joint Medical Holdings have agreed to pay an administrative penalty of R10 million - the highest fine ever imposed to date for a failure to notify a merger...

16 May 2016

ASA loses weight debate

If you don't believe the claims Herbex makes about weight loss, don't bother complaining to the Advertising Standards Authority...

12 May 2016

Coca-Cola bottlers' merger finally approved

The much delayed merger to create Africa's largest Coca-Cola bottler was finally given the nod on Tuesday by the Competition Tribunal...

By Hilary Joffe 12 May 2016

Competition Commission's further extension application puzzles analysts

Analysts are at a loss as to why the Competition Commission has asked for a further extension before it makes a recommendation on Anheuser-Busch InBev's (AB InBev) takeover of SABMiller...

By Colleen Goko 11 May 2016

International Arbitration Bill to be introduced

The draft International Arbitration Bill, together with its explanatory memorandum, was published in the Government Gazette on 28 April 2016. The Bill will be introduced into Parliament shortly and will become the International Arbitration Act...

By Jackwell Feris and Jonathan Ripley-Evans 10 May 2016

Understanding anti-avoidance rules in asset-for-share transactions

To prevent tax considerations from discouraging the incorporation of a business, a specific form of 'rollover relief' is available when an asset is exchanged under an 'asset-for-share transaction'...

By Ryan Killoran 10 May 2016

Australia green lights AB InBev mega-takeover of SABMiller

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australia's corporate regulator on Thursday, 5 May 2016, approved brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev's buyout of rival SABMiller, which is now awaiting the go-ahead from authorities in other key markets including Europe...

9 May 2016

Former CEO sues paint company he founded for R610m

In an unusual turn of events, the former chairman and CEO of KwaZulu-Natal-based paint company Chemical Specialities (Chemspec) is suing the company he founded for R609.5m...

By Shaun Harris 5 May 2016

Signature requirements of the ECT Act

The main object of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECT Act) is to facilitate electronic communications and transactions. One of the subordinate objects is to promote legal certainty...

4 May 2016

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