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24 May 2017
06 Apr 2017
The rights of minority shareholders – should you stay or should you go?
It is a common international corporate principle that directors run the day to day affairs of a company whilst the shareholders, although they do have decision making power based on democratic...
06 Dec 2016
Far-Reaching Requirements For Company Takeovers
Even small mergers and acquisitions need to be addressed with the Takeover Regulation Panel (the “Panel”) in terms of the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008 (the “Companies Act”).  Along with the JSE...
04 Aug 2016
Cracking The Corporate Opportunity Rule
While the term corporate opportunity has not yet been unequivocally defined by our law, generally it refers to any business opportunity, material or immaterial, to which a company has a claim. The...
01 Jul 2016
Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group appoints commercial litigator
Leading Pan-African law firm, Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, has appointed Jane Andropoulos as partner in the firm's Africa-wide commercial Litigation practice. Andropoulos specialises in...
27 Oct 2015
Companies Act puts more power in employees’ hands
Companies Act
The Companies Act that was promulgated five years ago offers a treasure chest of opportunities to those involved in the management of companies or that advise companies, says law firm ENS Africa...
22 Oct 2015
The nominee director – all risk and no reward?
It is common practice for shareholders to appoint a non-executive director to the board of a company in which they hold shares. They normally do so in the hope that that director will look after...
14 Oct 2015
SA: John Jeffery: Adress by Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, at the INSOL Africa Round Table, Cape Town (12/10/2015)
There is a saying that one often hears about the virtue of love and being loved in return. However, there is a similar saying that, when it comes to all things financial, it better to be owed –...
05 Oct 2015
Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group gears up to meet growing client requirements in Africa
Leading Pan-African law firm, Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, has appointed a team of high-profile specialists in a strategic move to bolster its existing multi-skilled private equity offering. John...
03 Sep 2015
The Copyright Amendment Bill 2015 and Collecting Societies
Spoor & Fisher
Based on the work of the Copyright Review Commission (2011) the Minister of Trade and Industry has published the Copyright Amendment Bill 2015 (‘the amendment Bill’) for public comment. The...
25 Feb 2015
SA: Nhlanhla Nene: Address by Minister of Finance, during the 2015 National Budget speech, Parliament, Cape Town (25/02/2015)
Over the past twenty years we have built houses, delivered water and electricity, improved access to schools and health care. Yet there are people living in shacks, there are schools without...
02 Sep 2014
Directors beware: Increased scope for director liability under South African environmental law
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Amendments introduced by the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act, (NEMLAA) are due to come into effect on 2 September 2014. South African businesses should note that the NEMLAA...
06 May 2014
Constitutional Court decision expands reach of public interest, meaning in terms of Companies Act
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
In April 2014,  the Constitutional Court ordered the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) to initiate a new tender process for the payment of welfare grants and held that the current...
09 Apr 2014
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr directors named in Client Choice International Awards 2014
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Peter Hesseling, and Johan Latsky, directors in the Corporate and Commercial practice, and Aadil Patel, National Head of the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr have been named as winning...
01 Apr 2014
Webber Wentzel appoints team of lawyers from Brink Falcon Hume Inc
Webber Wentzel
Leading South African law firm has appointed a team of corporate and commercial lawyers from Brink Falcon Hume Inc. New Webber Wentzel partners include Johan Brink, formerly chairman of Brink...
27 Feb 2014
Debt reduction
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
The rules in the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act) dealing with circumstances that involve the reduction of debt have in recent years been refined, especially by the introduction of s19 of the...

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