Opinion and Analysis
LAW IN AFRICA: “WE’VE GOT A SECOND CHANCE AND WE HAD BETTER TAKE IT”
Political change in South Africa is already having a significant impact on sentiment in both the local and wider African business sector and legal market, with indications that even more positive...Monday, June 04, 2018
GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH: SECURITIES FINANCE 2018
Bowmans partners David Yuill, Ezra Davids and Ryan Wessels author the South Africa chapter of the Getting the Deal Through: Securities Finance 2018, a guide to capital raising issuances across...Thursday, May 24, 2018
SAVING JOBS IS A PRIORITY FOR AFRICAN COMPETITION AUTHORITIES
Avoiding or limiting job losses when companies merge has become a major priority for competition authorities throughout East and Southern Africa. Kenya and Zambia have joined South Africa in...Friday, May 18, 2018
SA OIL AND GAS SPACE HOTTING UP
Looking forward to 2050, South African demand for petroleum products is predicted to increase significantly. Use of natural gas as a cleaner source of natural energy is also expected to grow in...Sunday, May 13, 2018
GOOD NEWS FOR TAXPAYERS HOLDING OBSOLETE CLOSING STOCK
In recent times, taxpayers holding thousands of items of stock have had difficulties in convincing the Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service of the value of their obsolete closing...Friday, May 04, 2018
INVESTORS WARNED OVER AGREEMENTS THAT DIVIDE MARKETS IN EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA
Any commercial agreement that blocks the free flow of goods and services in the Common Market of East and Southern Africa (COMESA) will receive short thrift from competition authorities. This was...Tuesday, May 01, 2018
THOMSON REUTERS PRACTICAL LAW Q&A GUIDE TO FINTECH IN SOUTH AFRICA
Partners David Geral, Kirsten Kern and senior associate Bright Tibane author the Thomson Reuters Practical Law Q&A guide to FinTech in South Africa.
The Q&A is part of the global guide to...
LEGAL 500: COMPARATIVE GUIDE TO MERGER CONTROL LAWS AND REGULATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA
It...Tuesday, April 24, 2018
SOUTH AFRICAN COMPETITION COMMISSION’S PROPOSED GUIDELINES ON PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO NOTIFY A MERGER – SOME PREDICTABILITY, SOME UNCERTAINTY
On 17 February 2017, the South African Competition Commission (“Commission”) published, in the government gazette, “Draft Guidelines for the Determination of Administrative Penalties for...Saturday, April 14, 2018
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BOWMANS RESPONSE TO SPCA ENQUIRY
Bowmans is aware of a recent incident involving one of our partners, which the SPCA brought to light yesterday.
The incident is extremely upsetting to all of us, both employees and the public at large. This behaviour is not reflective of the firm’s culture or values and cannot be condoned.
BOWMANS AMONG THE FIRST IN AFRICA’S LEGAL MARKET TO INVEST IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has invested in Kira, an artificial intelligence (AI) solution, to improve efficiencies in certain key legal processes, primarily in the mergers and acquisitions, private equity and compliance areas. The software automatically identifies and extracts information...14 May 2018 12:00
In the News
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The five competition law pitfalls to avoid in 2018
Tamara Dini, partner in the Competition Practice was interviewed on Classic FM’s law feature on how to navigate the mine field of competition issues.
Corporate tax proposals
Tax Dispute Resolution Expert at Bowmans, Patricia Williams was interviewed on Classic FM’s Business show. She discussed the Davis Tax Committee's (DTC’s) final report on Corporate Income Tax,...
Certainty on SA’s approach to public interest in merger control could hearten Investors
Robert Legh, Senior partner and Chairman was interviewed by Michael Avery on Classic FM's Business Show on the back of a press release Bowmans released entitled Certainty on SA's approach to...
Tax expectations in forthcoming Budget speech
Patricia Williams, Partner in the Tax Practice at Bowmans speaks to Classic FM on what tax changes we may expect in the forthcoming budget.