Opinion and Analysis
EMPLOYMENT AND BENEFITS: WORKING ACROSS AFRICA
Corporates are increasingly expanding into different jurisdictions on the African continent, raising interesting challenges from a people perspective. We held a panel discussion on 6 September...Tuesday, January 16, 2018
SOUTH AFRICA’S PROPOSED GUIDELINES ON PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO NOTIFY A MERGER—SOME PREDICTABILITY, SOME UNCERTAINTY
On February 17, 2017, the South African Competition Commission (“Commission”) published “Draft Guidelines for the Determination of Administrative Penalties for Failure to Notify a Merger and...Thursday, December 21, 2017
GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & ANTITRUST 2018
COMESA: A COMPETITION REGIME FOR THE COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA
The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) has been in operation since January 2013. The CCC is charged with enforcing the supranational competition regime of the Common Market for Eastern and...Friday, December 01, 2017
GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH: PRIVATE M&A 2018
Private M&A is a comprehensive overview of the laws and regulations governing cross-border private mergers and acquisitions in jurisdictions worldwide. Topics covered include: legal structures...Monday, November 27, 2017
INVESTORS HIRING EXPATRIATES MUST DEMONSTRATE IMPORTANCE OF SKILLS
East African countries are grappling to balance two sometimes conflicting needs. On the one hand, they want to encourage foreign investment. On the other, they want to ensure that local skills and...Monday, November 27, 2017
DEALING WITH EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT AND NEGOTIATED EXITS – A PRACTICAL GUIDE
In South Africa, dismissing an employee can be fraught with potential pitfalls. In the eyes of employers at least, a more attractive option could be to negotiate a mutual separation. That too, can...Tuesday, November 21, 2017
BRING ‘HIDDEN’ EMPLOYEE COSTS TO LIGHT BEFORE THE DEAL IS DONE
While it’s unlikely that a company changing hands would deliberately conceal any employee costs and liabilities from potential buyers, due to the buyer’s unfamiliarity with the local...Monday, November 20, 2017
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AUCTION SALES GROW IN POPULARITY AS AN M&A TOOL
For mid-cap companies and above, auction sales have become a settled part of the international mergers & acquisitions (M&A) landscape.
When it comes to Africa, South Africa has shown brisk...12 Oct 2017 12:00
INTRA-AFRICAN INVESTMENT GROWTH PUSHES THE CASE FOR INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION SKILLS
Intra-African trade and investment is growing, and with it the likelihood that more and bigger commercial disputes will arise. Such disputes should be resolved on African soil and not in...27 Sep 2017 12:00
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Auction sales grow in popularity as an M&A tool
John Bellew speaks to Michael Avery on Classic FM on companies using auctions as a mergers & acquisitions tool, for buyers and sellers.
Private Equity (and Mergers and Acquisitions) in SA explained in simple terms
John Bellew discusses the levels of M&A activity being seen and how private equity feeds in to those levels on 702's The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield.
The new default regulations issued under the Pension Funds Act
Deirdre Phillips participates in a panel discussion facilitated by Michael Avery on Classic FM's Business Show, discussing the new default regulations issued under the Pension Funds...
Be careful of SARS demanding taxes too early
Recently, there have been a few instances in which SARS has demanded taxes before these were due and payable. In the current tough economic climate, where cash flow is tight, this is something to...