Business Law
Media release Hogan Lovells combines with Routledge Modise
Moves in the legal space continue, with a leading global law firm Hogan Lovells and Routledge Modise announcing the approval from their respective partnerships to combine firms as of 1 December 2013.
12 Dec 2013
Third party bribery risk SA companies take caution
The international community has recently been shocked to learn of alleged bribery in the pharmaceutical sector taking place in China, with both GlaxoSmithKline and Alcon, the eye care division of Novartis.
03 Oct 2013 - R. G. a. M. M. E.
Environmental Law Changing the landscape of the legal industry
South African environmental law has become an essential element of commercial and industrial investments and decision making
14 Jun 2013 - A. G. E.
Career criminals Polygraph testing roots out career criminals
Rooting out 'career criminals' is taking on a whole new meaning with more businesses resorting to polygraph testing to get to the bottom of workplace crime as well as to identify would-be trouble-makers.
21 Jan 2013
Cross-border insolvency Landmark bankruptcy case alters law
A court order granted late last year in response to an urgent application from corporate law firm, Bowman Gilfillan, on behalf of Overseas Shipholding Group, created new law in SA
17 Jan 2013
Liquidation Business rescue applications kick in
The pace at which company liquidations are decreasing picked up again in October when liquidations dropped by 35.3% year-on-year, after a 28.5% decline in September and a fall of 20.2% in August.
28 Nov 2012
The Voetstoots Clause No longer always a defence
For a century and more, the 'voetstoots' clause in a contract has proved a solid bulwark for a seller of goods or property
07 Nov 2012
Education Quality of LLB degree under fire
South African attorneys have grown increasingly concerned about the quality of the LLB degree currently being offered in the country’s universities.
09 Oct 2012
Legal wise New law rescues liquidations
The sharp decline in company liquidations, which recorded a 20.2% year-on-year decrease in August, seems to suggest that more companies are considering the new business rescue laws
26 Sep 2012
Flexibility in structuring transactions The new companies act eases BEE structuring
The new Companies Act brings a much greater degree of flexibility to structuring black economic empowerment (BEE), merger and acquisition (M&A) and other share financing transactions
07 Sep 2012
​Anti-corruption requirements New companies act looks at limiting corruption
Anti-corruption requirements embedded in Companies Act Regulations
24 Aug 2012
Directors must avoid Ostrich Syndrome New companies act: Directors responsible for financial reporting
When it comes to the financial reporting and legal compliance oversight roles of the board, many directors opt to stick their heads in the sand, relying on others to perform these duties
30 Jul 2012
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