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  • Court rules on the "once empowered, always empowered" principle

    Article

    Submitted: 12 April 2018

    ​An overview of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) handing down its judgement in the matter between the Chamber of Mines of South Africa v Minister of Mineral Resources and Director-General, Department of Mineral Resources [case no.41661/2015], regarding the "once empowered, always empowered" principle.

  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 31 March 2018 / Submitted: 10 February 2014

    An overview of the Global LEI System considering some of its practical implications for financial institutions and, in particular, its relationship to the reporting obligations under EMIR including Unique Transaction Identifiers and Unique Product Identifiers.

  • Illegal employees have rights in terms of the Labour Relations Act

    Article

    Submitted: 26 March 2018

    An overview of Sithole v Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining and Others (2018) 39 ILJ 472 (LC) and the Labour Court reaffirming the issue of whether a foreign national working in South Africa in the absence of a valid work permit is entitled to the protections afforded to employees in terms of the Labour Relations Act (LRA).

  • OECD Model Mandatory Disclosure Rules for CRS avoidance arrangements

    Article

    Submitted: 22 March 2018

    The OECD has issued model rules to require disclosure by promotors and service providers of schemes to avoid the need for disclosures under the CRS.

  • Financial Services Alerter - February 2018 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 21 March 2018

    Issue 121 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • OECD Interim Report on the tax challenges arising from digitalisation

    Article

    Submitted: 20 March 2018

    The OECD’s Interim Report on the tax challenges of the digital economy highlights the broad disagreement amongst its members as to whether there is a need for fundamental changes to the international tax rules allocating taxing rights in relation to digitalised business models.

  • A new mining law for the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Article

    Submitted: 16 March 2018

    This article sets out an overview of the key changes and reveals immediate and particular concerns for both existing mining operators in DRC and new investors in the country. The analysis and content are subject to issuance of the final mining code.

  • The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill: Adjustments to toll fees

    Article

    Submitted: 16 March 2018

    ​An overview of the draft Economic Regulation of Transport Bill (the Bill) released on 12 February 2018 by the Department of Transport for public comment.

  • Legal Headwinds: UK/EU - Quarterly Report - Q1 2018 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 09 February 2018

    The Q1 2018 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to asset managers and financial institutions operating in the UK for the period from 01 January 2018 to 31 March 2018.

  • Financial Services Alerter - January 2018 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 09 February 2018

    Issue 120 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

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