South Africa

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.

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...

South Africa: COVID-19 – South African regulations, legal developments and relief schemes

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In brief Countries around the globe are facing unprecedented and rapid change due COVID-19. South Africa is no exception, with the government introducing various relief...

South Africa: Guidelines to monitor and manage employees with symptoms of COVID-19 and related...

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In brief Employers in South Africa resuming business operations under Level four of the government mandated lock-down should take heed of the Department of Health Guidelines...

South Africa: Dismissing an employee during the COVID-19 lockdown

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In brief Johan Botes, Partner, Julia Olley and Kirsty Gibson, from the  Employment and Compensation Practice Group in Johannesburg, discuss the importance of effectively managing...

South Africa: DealMaking in a virtual world – a Competition

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In brief COVID-19 has thrust much of the business world into a universe of unprecedented uncertainty. This poses significant challenges for many businesses, but it...

South Africa: the merger control landscape for distressed firms in today’s world

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In brief COVID-19 has brought about unfavorable consequences for companies and many of them will be facing financial hardships in the aftermath of the pandemic....
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