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19 April 2015
Legal Briefs
 
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17 Apr 2015
 
 
May an employer take on the right to alter a chairperson's decision in a disciplinary hearing?
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
May an employer overturn the decision of a chairperson of a disciplinary hearing if it believes the chairperson’s sanction was too lenient? SUMMARY An employer may not take on the right to alter a...
 
 
16 Apr 2015
 
Recent amendments to Comesa merger notification thresholds and filing fees
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The COMESA [1] Council of Ministers adopted various amendments at its meeting held on 26 March 2015 in Addis Ababa namely –     an amendment to the COMESA Competition Rules on the Determination of...
 
 
15 Apr 2015
 
Another affirmation for arbitration
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
In the latest in a lengthening line of pro-arbitration judgments in recent years, the Supreme Court of Appeal in De Lange v Presiding Bishop, Methodist Church of Southern Africa and...
 
 
14 Apr 2015
 
Employee liability regarding damages for failing to adhere to notice requirements
Werksmans Attorneys
To what extent, if any, is an employee liable for damages for failing to adhere to the notice requirements when terminating a contract of employment? May an employer impose a penalty provision in...
 
 
13 Apr 2015
 
Constitutional Court ruling means a sea change for banks, other lenders
Werksmans Attorneys
On 24 March 2015, the Constitutional Court handed down judgement in the case of Paulsen and Another v Slip Knot Investments 777 Proprietary Limited [2015] ZACC 5, which has altered the position of...
 
 
10 Apr 2015
 
From brick-and-mortar to the cloud: Is your e-commerce business compliant?
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Simply put, electronic commerce or “E-commerce” is the selling and buying of goods or services,or the transmitting of funds or data,over the internet.  The most common type of E-commerce is online...
 
 
09 Apr 2015
 
Section 4(1)(b) of the Competition Act – A new approach to settlement?
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The consent agreement between the Competition Commission (“Commission“) and Mediclinic Southern Africa (Proprietary) Limited (“Mediclinic“), Victoria Hospital (Proprietary) Limited (“Victoria“),...
 
 
08 Apr 2015
 
Putting more thought into the 'people' aspect of a deal: Competition Commission's public interest guidelines
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The Competition Commissioner, Tembinkosi Bonakele (“Bonakele”), believes one important reason that so many mergers and acquisitions fail is because the merging parties have not put enough thought...
 
 
 
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