South Africa’s legal system has undergone radical transformation since democracy was introduced in 1996 under the Constitution and its accompanying Bill of Rights. Regulatory requirements are increasing and South Africa is a complex environment in which to do business. Organisations now need to consider regulatory risk in addition to managing pure business risk.
As regulatory requirements continue to increase worldwide, regulators’ powers to impose criminal or quasi-criminal sanctions on businesses and senior managers are also increasing. We can offer expert regulatory advice throughout Africa and where transactions span many jurisdictions, anywhere in the world.
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr have extensive experience in constitutional, public and administrative law. Our regulatory specialists have considerable experience in working with the regulators in government, organs of state and public bodies. Our deep understanding of the broad legal and policy framework for decision making allows us to offer pragmatic and strategic advice to corporate clients and government bodies.
We help clients to establish commercial arrangements that incorporate legal and regulatory standards into their business operations in the most efficient manner. Our objective is to achieve the best possible combination of regulatory compliance and optimal business efficiency.
Our services include:
- Financial services and banking regulations
- Competition/Anti-trust regulations
- Companies and corporate regulations
- Public sector procurement regulations
- Environmental regulations
- Energy regulations
- Transportation regulations
- Health and safety regulations
- Tax regulations
- Economic indignation regulations
- Media regulations
- Telecommunications and electronics regulations
- Liquid fuels, oils and gases regulations
- Anti-corruption regulations
- Provincial and municipal by-laws and regulations
- Constitutional law and human rights regulations