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COVID-19: MERGER NOTIFICATION PROCESSES AND COMPETITION ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY IN AFRICA Competition

We continue to monitor developments on the operations and priorities of competition regulators across Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further to our newsflashes of 14 April 202030 March...

Fri, May 22, 2020
COVID-19: A NEW LEGAL DIMENSION IN MAURITIUS

Over the weeks that have followed the decree of the lockdown in Mauritius, the Government has come out with piecemeal regulations and measures to address, in a very reactive manner, the immediate...

Tue, May 19, 2020
COVID-19: REGULATORY RESPONSE TO BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE Banking and Financial Services Regulatory

The Prudential Authority and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (jointly referred to as the Authorities), have published Joint Communication 5 of 2020 (Communication 5).

Communication 5...

Fri, May 15, 2020
COVID-19 EXCESSIVE PRICING – THE CASES PURSUED BY THE COMPETITION COMMISSION, SOUTH AFRICA Competition

Pursuant to the declaration of a state of national disaster, and on 18 March 2020, the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs issued Disaster Management Regulations (Disaster...

Thu, May 14, 2020
COVID-19: EXPANSION OF BANKING SECTOR BLOCK EXEMPTION Competition

Following the declaration of COVID-19 as a national disaster, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (Minister) published regulations providing for a block exemption in the banking sector...

Wed, May 13, 2020
COVID-19: FURTHER COMMUNICATION TO ACCOUNTABLE INSTITUTIONS Banking and Financial Services Regulatory

The Authorities have published Joint Communication 2A of 2020 (Communication 2A), which revises certain deadline dates that were stipulated in Joint Communication 2 of 2020 (Communication 2) in...

Wed, May 13, 2020
COVID-19: REVISITING THE QUESTION: WHEN CAN RETRENCHMENT PROCESSES START? Employment and Benefits

As the lockdown continues, an increasing number of businesses will face significant solvency issues and, in some cases, may resort to business rescue proceedings. By the time businesses do so,...

Wed, May 13, 2020
MAURITIUS LISTED ON THE EU COMMISSION LIST OF HIGH RISK THIRD COUNTRIES Private Equity

On 7 May 2020 Mauritius was added to the EU list of high-risk third countries.

This follows the adoption of a new delegated regulation (Delegated Regulation) by the EU in relation to third...

Wed, May 13, 2020
PROPOSED DIGITAL SERVICES TAX IN KENYA Tax

The Kenyan Government has released the Finance Bill, 2020 (Finance Bill) which contains certain measures that may affect companies operating in the digital space within Kenya.

The existing...

Wed, May 13, 2020

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COVID-19: SAFE RETURN TO WORK PACK – ENSURING COMPLIANCE QUICKLY AND EASILY

As the lockdown in South Africa is eased and businesses start to re-open, ensuring the health and safety of employees and members of the public will be of paramount importance.

Government has...

15 May 2020 12:00
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Bowmans’ leadership in East and South Africa was recognised in The Legal 500’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Report for 2020, which was released yesterday (15 April 2020), with one client...

16 Apr 2020 12:00

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Law feature: Private equity outlook for 2020

Partner and Private Equity Practice head, John Bellew, participated in a roundtable discussion on the outlook for the private equity sector in 2020. The discussion was led by Michael Avery and...

Law feature: Millennials in the workplace

Nadine Mather, senior associate & Luway Mongie, partner in Bowmans employment and benefits department, spoke to Michael Avery on Classic 1027 #ClassicBusiness about how to attract millennials to...

Law feature: Addressing gender-based sexual violence in workplace

Nadine Mather from our Employment & Benefits Department, spoke to Michael Avery on Classic 1027 #ClassicBusiness about addressing gender-based sexual violence in...

Climate change increasingly emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA

Wandisile Mandlana joins Classic 1027’s Business Show to talk about environmental, social and governance investing.

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