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Exclusivity concerns must be merger-specific
2 September 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.

ICT Policy White Paper on its way…
2 September 2014 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

ICT Policy White Paper on its way…

The South African telecommunications and postal services sector has been guided by separate and divergent policies and frameworks since 1994.

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Tax Alert
12 October 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Canadian Tax Court delivered judgment in the interesting case of Guindon v The Queen 2012 TCC 287 on 2 October 2012. The interesting points flow from the facts, which are as follows:

Competition Alert
10 October 2012 Competition

Competition Alert

The two remaining respondents in the Roof Bolt cartel (the other two respondents having respectively settled with the Commission and qualified for corporate leniency) appear to have gotten off rather lightly in the final analysis, contributing to the current flux in terms of what level of penalties might be expected in cartel cases.

Employment Alert
8 October 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

The Labour Court (Court) recently considered whether a party to a collective agreement that had been made an order of court could unilaterally terminate the agreement.

Tax Alert
5 October 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The National Treasury has released the first two of a series of five papers that are, in truth, discussion papers to provoke consultation with the public with the view to amend the structure of South Africa's retirement fund landscape.

TMT Alert
3 October 2012 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

TMT Alert

On 3 August 2012, traditional means of service of legal court notices received a facelift when Durban High Court Judge, Esther Steyn, allowed a legal court notice to be served on defendant, Peter Odendaal using the social networking site Facebook in the matter of CMC Woodworking Machinery (Pty) Ltd v Peter Odendaal Kitchens (JOL 290203) KZD.

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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.