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Property auctions: time of the signs

27th August 2009 When does a signed contract come into being? The answer is not always as easy as it is assumed to be. This question was recently reconsidered and... 

Directors’ responsibilities – to fear or not to fear?

7th August 2009 It has been suggested that provisions of the new Companies Act may trigger flight from boardrooms because careless behaviour could have... 

Overstepping the boundary: Remedies for encroachment 

5th August 2009 An innocent property owner may lose land on which a neighbour encroaches. Given the close proximity of adjacent owners in residential areas,... 

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Complex Monopolies and Market Inquiries

23rd July 2009 The primary concern from a competition law perspective for merging parties has to date been whether the merger will receive approval from the... 

Merger Developments - Risks and Relief

23rd July 2009 This paper will be looking at recent Competition laws developments in relation to mergers in South Africa, and the implications for companies... 

Deep pits and blue skies – restructuring in a time of economic woe

19th June 2009 The worldwide economic meltdown caught many businesses unaware. Gearing quickly became over-gearing, leverage - instead of being a catapult for new... 

Is the registration of a mortgage bond a “disposal” of assets?

10th June 2009 The Companies Act of 1973 provides in section 228 that in order for a company to dispose of the whole or greater part of its assets, it must obtain... 

Protect consumers, protect yourself and do it now

4th June 2009 By the time the Consumer Protection Act comes into force in October next year, suppliers can be sure that consumers will be aware of their rights,... 

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