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Proposed Guidelines on the Approach to Public Interest in Merger Control

The Competition Commission (Commission) has published Draft Amended Public Interest Guidelines relating to Merger Control (Guidelines). The Guidelines are aimed at providing clarity to businesses and practitioners on the Commission’s approach to the assessment of the..

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Werksmans Attorneys

National Treasury sees the light regarding foreign employers

The latest feedback received from National Treasury regarding the proposal to require foreign employers to register for employees’ tax (Pay-As-You-Earn) has been significantly watered down but questions remain on the revised proposal.

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MDR Advogados

Registration of Virtual Asset Service Providers before the Mozambique Central Bank

It was recently published the Notice no. 4/GBM/2023, of 14 September (Notice), which approves the legal framework applicable to the registration of virtual asset service providers before the Mozambique Central Bank (Banco de Moçambique). This Notice, aims to com..

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Nollywood and Brand Synergy: A Product Placement Perspective

Product placement in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, presents a growing opportunity for brands and filmmakers. Acknowledged as a significant catalyst for brand recognition within the country, Vera Albino's analysis of this partnership also underscores the cri..

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BLC Robert

Mandatory Registration for Issuance of Debt Securities

Notable changes have been brought to the Securities (Preferential Offer) Rules 2017 (the Rules) by the Financial Services Commission (FSC), published on 16 October 2023 that you should be aware of.

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Error of Law on the Face of the Award – the Arbitration and Mediation Act 2023 Comes to the Rescue

This publication by Templars Partner, Adewale Atake, SAN, and Senior Associate, Orji A. Uka, highlights the transformative provision in the AMA regarding recourse against arbitral awards. It focuses on the defence of “error of law on the face of the award” and its e..

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Beneficial Ownership & External Companies: Does the Companies Amendment Act apply?

A recent startle in the business sector has been caused by none other than the amendment to the Companies Act 28 of 2004 (“Companies Act”). It has caused confusion for businesses all over as to whether the amendments, specifically the new beneficial ownership information ..

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South Africa: The end of maternity leave

On 25 October 2023, the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa in the matter between Van Wyk Others v The Minister of Employment and Labour delivered a judgment which may, for the interim, abolish maternity leave as provided for in the Basic Conditions of Empl..

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Clyde & Co.

Tanzania: The Foreign Exchange (Bureau de Change) Regulations, 2023

In this legal update, we discuss key highlights of the Foreign Exchange (Bureau de Change) Regulations of 2023 (the 2023 Regulations), which came into force on 6 October 2023 and revokes the Foreign Exchange (Bureau de Change) Regulations of 2019 (the 2019 Regulations). A..

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