Opinion and Analysis
THE EXTRA-TERRITORIAL EFFECT OF THE EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION: THERE’S NO GETTING AWAY FROM IT Intellectual Property
One term on everyone’s lips these days is ‘GDPR’. It seems you cannot get away from it even if you are outside the European Union (‘EU’) or European Economic Area (‘EEA’).
The EU...Thursday, December 06, 2018
UGANDA MOVES TO REGULATE PAYMENTS: OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL PAYMENT SYSTEM BILL, 2018 Intellectual Property
Uganda’s legal framework currently regulates payment systems undertaken by financial institutions and does not regulate non-financial institutions providing payment systems in the financial...Monday, December 03, 2018
THE COMPANIES AMENDMENT BILL, 2018: FIRST DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Mergers and Acquisitions
The Companies Amendment Bill, 2018 (Bill) was published for public comment on 21 September. A copy of the draft is accessible (here).
The amendments seek to update the Companies Act, 2008 (Act)...Monday, December 03, 2018
SA ATTORNEYS MUST BE ALERT TO RISK OF PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS Litigation and Arbitration
Instructions to defend professional negligence claims against attorneys used to be few and far between in South Africa, but there has been a distinct upsurge in recent years. The number and range...Wednesday, November 21, 2018
FOREIGN LENDERS; SOUTH AFRICAN BORROWERS Banking and Financial Services Regulatory
Given South Africa’s strict foreign exchange controls, it is not surprising the foreign lenders often ask if one or other regulation could prevent them from taking their money “out of South...Tuesday, November 13, 2018
GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH: MERGER CONTROL Competition
Bowmans South Africa’s contribution to the twenty-third edition of Merger Control by Getting the Deal Through, which aims to provide international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice...Tuesday, October 09, 2018
EXECUTIVE SHARE SCHEMES AND FOUNDER SHARES: THE TREND OF INCREASED MALUS AND CLAWBACK Employment and Benefits, Tax
There is an increasing trend for companies to recoup benefits paid to executives as part of executive share schemes. This is often based on circumstances where there have been errors in financial...Tuesday, October 09, 2018
On 27 September 2018, the Minister of Mineral Resources (Minister) published the long-awaited Mining Charter III for implementation. Therefore, Mining Charter III is now applicable to the...Friday, October 05, 2018
FINTECH INNOVATIONS ARE DIFFICULT BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO PATENT Intellectual Property
While it is not impossible for fintech developers to successfully secure patent registrations in respect to innovations relating to blockchain and cryptocurrencies, they should be keenly aware of...Monday, October 01, 2018
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BOWMANS ENHANCES ITS AFRICAN BANKING AND FINANCE SERVICE OFFERING
Leading African law firm Bowmans has made two key banking and finance appointments to enhance its ability to serve clients operating in Africa’s increasingly sophisticated financial...07 Nov 2018 12:00
BOWMANS WINS INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE EQUITY AWARDS
The AGF Africa Service Providers Awards recently placed Bowmans at the top in two categories: Best Tax Advisory Firm and Legal Services: Private Equity.
The awards were created by Africa Global...17 Oct 2018 12:00
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Proposed Amendments to Section 12J of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962
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...