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South Africa: Clarity at last – the application of section 46 of the Income...

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The South African Revenue Service released Binding General Ruling 54 on 22 June 2020, clarifying important aspects of the application of section 46 of the Income Tax Act regarding unbundling transactions and the distribution of unlisted shares. Denny Da Silva, Senior Tax Advisor in Johannesburg, outlines the details.

EMEA: Digital Health Solutions Survey

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France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia and UK: Top digital health solutionsWhether your company is new to the digital health space, or enhancing its existing...

South Africa: Cybercrime post COVID-19 – Authorized push payment fraud in the world of...

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COVID-19 has led to an increase in online business dealings and transactions, which has resulted in a steady rise in cybercrime. Criminals are using techniques such as authorized push payment fraud to steal large sums of money from unsuspecting individuals and entities. Wian Steyn, Senior Associate, and Rui Lopes, Associate, in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Johannesburg, discuss how this fraud takes place, and the legal obligations and duties imposed on investment managers, investors and banks, to protect against it.

FREE WEBINAR – PCI PIN Security Requirements & Applicability

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Today with the increase in online transactions, we have also been witnessing a huge spike in cyber crimes. It is therefore essential to secure...

South Africa: Cybercrime post COVID-19 – Authorized push payment fraud in the world of...

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COVID-19 has led to an increase in online business dealings and transactions, which has resulted in a steady rise in cybercrime. Criminals are using techniques such as authorized push payment fraud to steal large sums of money from unsuspecting individuals and entities. Wian Steyn, Senior Associate, and Rui Lopes, Associate, in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Johannesburg, discuss how this fraud takes place, and the legal obligations and duties imposed on investment managers, investors and banks, to protect against it.

Africa: Competition Authorities Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis

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Numerous competition authorities in Africa are aware of the effects of unjustified price hikes and excessive pricing on already vulnerable economies. They have responded...

South Africa: Regulation no-poach agreements during the COVID-19 pandemic

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To manage the risk of losing their human capital to competitors, certain employers have implemented no-poach agreements or clauses. Such agreements have triggered concern from competition authorities, including those in the US, and could be on the radar of South African competition authorities aiming to facilitate a fair labor market in South Africa post COVID-19. Lerisha Naidu, Partner, and Thato Mkhize, Candidate Attorney in Competition and Antitrust Practice Group in Johannesburg explain.

United Arab Emirates: COVID-19 – Dubai gradually reopens government services and business activities

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In brief On 25 May 2020, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive...

A Strengthening Partnership – European Union’s New Africa Strategy Amidst COVID-19 Uncertainty

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In early March 2020, after COVID-19 had already begun its journey of destruction around the world, the European Commission (Commission) published its Comprehensive Strategy...

What is “force majeure” and when does it apply? Leading logistics firm’s head of...

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When circumstances beyond your control prevent you fulfilling your contractual obligations What is “force majeure” and when does it apply? Leading logistics firm’s head of...
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