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25 June 2017
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30 May 2017
 
 
What to report and when? The new OTC Trade Repository Regulations
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
On 20 April 2017, the Registrar of Securities Services (Registrar) published the draft Trade Reporting Obligations Board Notice for a second round of public comment (TRO Notice). The TRO Notice was...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
Was your vote against a business rescue plan inappropriate and what effect does it have, if set aside?
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
In the case of First Rand Bank Limited v KJ Foods CC (in business rescue) (734/2015) [2015] ZA SCA 50 (26 April 2017), the main issue that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) had to determine was...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
Court dismisses defamation claim against SAHIVCS and affirms important watchdog role
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The doctor sought to interdict the Society from publishing any “future defamatory material” of him on its website and to remove published (allegedly) defamatory material from its website. In an...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
CDH expands its Corporate & Commercial practice with appointments of John Gillmer and Werner de Waal as Directors
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Leading business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has appointed John Gillmer and Werner de Waal as Directors in its Corporate and Commercial practice in Cape Town. The Corporate and Commercial...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
A new dawn for industrial action in South Africa
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Rampant strike violence has necessitated that social partners develop some sort of guideline in order to deal with collective bargaining and industrial action. Employers and employees alike try to...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
Protecting witnesses, protecting the ICC
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
If the South African call for African states to withdraw collectively from the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) finds enough support, this could create a number of problems for the...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
South Africa’s ICC withdrawal notice declared invalid
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
On Wednesday, 22 February 2017, the High Court in Pretoria handed down its judgment in the litigation challenging the procedural aspects of South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
A victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills
WEBBER WENTZEL
On 13 February 2017, in the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court, Judge S Yacoob handed down an important judgment which many property owners will consider a much-needed victory. The decision...
 
 
 
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