Opinion and Analysis
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
LEGAL OPINIONS IN DEBT FINANCE DEALS ARE A POTENTIALLY POWERFUL BUSINESS TOOL
In debt finance transactions, the issuance of legal opinions is sometimes perceived as a perfunctory, final step in the closing process. However, from the perspective of the opinion recipients...Wednesday, April 04, 2018
LEXOLOGY: A STRUCTURED GUIDE TO FINTECH IN KENYA
Bowmans lawyers John Syekei, Dominic Indokhomi and Eddah Kiai contribute to Lexology Navigator's structured Q&A guide to Fintech in Kenya.
General innovation climate
What is the general state...
THE EBB AND FLOW OF THE APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY – CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON MOTAU AND MY VOTE COUNTS
Under the current constitutional dispensation the judiciary is not only constitutionally authorised, but also constitutionally obliged, to oversee exercises of public power; including the conduct...Thursday, March 08, 2018
LEXOLOGY: A STRUCTURED GUIDE TO FINTECH IN SOUTH AFRICA
Bowmans lawyers Craig Kennedy, David Geral, Livia Dyer, Matthew Purchase, Tamara Dini, Claire Franklyn, Kate Beretta and Chloё Woodin contribute to Lexology Navigator's structured Q&A guide to...Friday, March 02, 2018
BUDGET 2018: NEW PRESIDENT, NEW PROCESS, NEW ENGAGED AND OPTIMISTIC PUBLIC
The Budget Speech 2018 took place on Wednesday 21 February 2018, mere days after the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africans rely on...Tuesday, February 27, 2018
LEGAL RISK IN A TIME OF AUTOMATED SHIPS AND OTHER STUFF FORMERLY OF SCIENCE FICTION
I am sometimes asked if lawyers will be become obsolete in a future where it is conceivable (and in my view, probable) that software packages will churn out legal advice and contracts. My answer...Monday, February 26, 2018
INCREASE IN THE OFFICIAL INTEREST RATE
Annexure C to the 2018 National Budget reveals a proposed increase in the “official rate of interest” as set out in the Income Tax Act.
Increasing the official interest rate increases taxes...Wednesday, February 21, 2018
NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE
In his maiden Budget today (21 February 2018), Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba revealed that Government has continued progressively on the path towards introducing National Health Insurance (NHI),...Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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LAW FIRM’S PRO BONO WORK CROSSES BORDERS IN AFRICA
Bowmans’ Pan-African reach extends further than the legal aspects of some of the continent’s most complex business transactions; it also encompasses pro bono projects in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.10 Apr 2018 12:00
BOWMANS ANNOUNCES 14 NEW PARTNER PROMOTIONS ACROSS AFRICA FOR 2018
Johannesburg, 2 March 2018: Leading Pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has promoted 14 senior associates to partner with effect from 1 March 2018.
Robert Legh, chairman and senior partner says, “The promotions reflect the diverse African nature of our firm and an on-going commitment to providing...02 Mar 2018 12:00
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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.
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.