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Exclusivity concerns must be merger-specific
1 October 2014 Competition

Exclusivity concerns must be merger-specific

In two separate merger decisions, issued by the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) days apart, the Tribunal deviated from the Competition Commission's (Commission) recommendations that the transactions concerned be conditionally approved.

Commission non-refers complaint by Doctors Without Borders
1 October 2014 Competition

Commission non-refers complaint by Doctors Without Borders

In September 2012, Doctors Without Borders (DWB) lodged a complaint of alleged anticompetitive conduct against Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (Aspen), Mylan Laboratories Limited (Mylan Laboratories), Mylan South Africa Incorporated (Mylan SA) and Mylan Incorporated (Mylan).

The employer's obligation to conduct an analysis
25 September 2014 Employment

The employer's obligation to conduct an analysis

Section 19 of the Employment Equity Amendment Act, No 47 of 2013 (EEAA), requires designated employers to conduct an analysis of its workforce profile in order to identify employment barriers that adversely affect people from designated groups.

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Tax Alert
6 July 2012

Tax Alert

In the context of black economic empowerment transactions (BEE transactions), a question that has been the subject matter of much debate over the last few years is whether advisory fees can be deducted for income tax purposes.

Data Protection and Privacy Alert
4 July 2012 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Data Protection and Privacy Alert

The evolution of cloud computing introduces a number of complexities for the application of contemporary data privacy and protection laws in the cloud-based environment.

Employment Alert
2 July 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

The development of the law relating to benefits has been interesting for litigants. It may make for interesting jurisprudential debate. However, for litigants it has become costly, time consuming and frustrating.

Tax Alert
29 June 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Concessionary tax rate accorded to small business corporations - when do you qualify?

Dispute Resolution Matters
27 June 2012 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Matters

What is the effect of a judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court that has retrospective effect and there is no limit on its retrospectivity?

Employment Alert
25 June 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

Can an employee be disciplined for a misconduct committed outside the employer's workplace?

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An agent's right to commission
2 January 2008 Dispute Resolution

An agent's right to commission

An agent will have a claim for commission on a sale agreement if he introduced the parties to one another, thereby being the effective cause of the sale.

Beware the bogeyman
6 November 2004 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)

Beware the bogeyman

The macro-economic rationale that lies at the heart of black economic empowerment (BEE) is to address the...

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Employment tax incentives
10 March 2016 Tax & Exchange Control

Employment tax incentives

Nicole Paulsen, associate in the Tax and Exchange Control practice speaks about employment tax incentives and how it expires.