South Africa

South Africa: Taking Center Stage: The Rise of Compliance Due Diligence in Africa

Referring to Baker McKenzie’s recent report, Taking Center Stage: The Rise and Rise of M&A Compliance Due Diligence (CDD), Darryl Bernstein, partner and head...

South Africa : Reflecting on the Concept of “Reflective Losses” in Company Law

The High Court in Hlumisa Investment Holdings (RF) Limited and Another v Kirkins and Others (Hlumisa judgment), was recently tasked with considering whether shareholders...

The Corporate Procurement of Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

 Renewable technologies are evolving at a rapid pace and have seen a dramatic decline in the costs associated with its procurement. This provides the...

South Africa: Always Have Clean Hands When Transacting

With an ever-increasing focus being placed on corporate anti-bribery and corruption, there is no doubt that when engaging in any form of transaction in...

South Africa: General Data Protection Regulation in Africa: So What?

More than a year ago, in May 2018, the European Commission's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The GDPR is a...

South Africa: Redesigning Legal Services in Africa

Investors in Africa face an increasingly complex business environment, with numerous geopolitical and economic risks to consider, as well as having to comply with...

African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) came into force on 30 May 2019. In April 2019, Gambia ratified the agreement, bringing the...

South Africa: Amendments to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act Become Effective

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act of 2001 ("FICA") was amended by the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act of 2017 (the "Amendment"), which provided for...

South Africa: Everyone’s cup of COFI? A Discussion on the Conduct of Financial...

A brief outline of the Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill, its effect on the financial industry and implications for consumers.It is fair to say...

Seven Things to Consider When Transacting in Africa

Ahead of the Baker McKenzie African Transactional Summit taking place in Johannesburg in May 2019, Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the Firm’s global...

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