Opinion and Analysis
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
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
MORE OPTIONS OPEN FOR KENYAN COMPANIES IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS Debt Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring
Kenyan companies in financial distress now have more options than before. Previously, going into bankruptcy was not an uncommon fate for failing firms.
New possibilities for the rescue of ailing...Thursday, August 23, 2018
THE INTERPLAY AMONG RIGHTS – COPYRIGHT, IMAGE RIGHTS AND THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY Intellectual Property
The High Court in Uganda has had to make a judicial pronouncement on the rights of individuals in photographs. There have been instances where an individual has filed a suit against a...Friday, August 17, 2018
PERTINENT LEGAL ISSUES IN THE PROTECTION OF MOBILE APPS Intellectual Property, Technology, Media and Telecommunications
The increased use of smartphones and improved internet penetration have seen an increase in the use of mobile applications (mobile apps) worldwide. The development of apps related to financial...Friday, August 17, 2018
FAIR USE AS A DEFENCE IN COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT HAS ITS LIMITS IN UGANDA Intellectual Property
Is fair use a suitable defence in claims of infringement of copyright in Uganda? Further, how and when are subjective criteria applied in determining what amounts to fair use?
The decision of the...Thursday, August 16, 2018
HOW TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF TRADE SECRETS IN EAST AFRICA Intellectual Property
Across East Africa, with the notable exception of Uganda, there is a compelling case for reforming the judicial procedures and structures for the enforcement of trade secrets.
Business entities...Thursday, August 16, 2018
COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT IN TANZANIA Intellectual Property
A review of the decisions in Hamisi Mwinjuma, Ambwene Yessayah V MIC TANZANIA LIMITED (Ilala District Court Civil Case No. 17 of 2012; and The Republic V Ajay Amarsh Chavda (Ilala District Court...Thursday, August 16, 2018
Authors: Claire Franklyn and Odie Strydom
The ninth in a series of perspectives of the main proposals contained in the Bill.
The Constitution distinguishes between a number of different...
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BOWMANS TAKES TOP HONOURS AT THE AFRICAN LEGAL AWARDS
Johannesburg, 13 September 2018: Leading African law firm, Bowmans walked away with top honours at the African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South...13 Sep 2018 12:00
TRIBUTE TO CLAIRE VAN ZUYLEN
The last few days have been very emotional for all of us at Bowmans. We have lost a partner, a colleague and a good friend, and we are all mourning Claire van Zuylen’s passing with much...16 Aug 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...