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  • Financial Services Alerter - May 2017 developments


    Submitted: 11 July 2017

    Issue 112 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • ZAR X, 4AX and A2X: Is there room for three new stock exchanges in South Africa?


    Submitted: 10 July 2017

    ​An overview of three new stock exchanges vying to operate in South Africa, challenging the 130 year old Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

  • New Preferential Procurement Regulations


    Submitted: 07 July 2017

    An overview of the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017 which comes into operation on 1 April 2017 and permits organs of state to implement a procurement policy which prefers certain groups of people.

  • Arbitration awards: Stuck in a time wrap


    Submitted: 07 July 2017

    ​An overview of whether or not arbitration awards issued by the CCMA and the bargaining councils prescribe three years after they are issued in terms of the Prescription Act, 1969.

  • Traditional Courts Bill tabled for comment - 23 January 2017


    Submitted: 05 July 2017

    An overview of the proposed changes to the Traditional Courts Bill.

  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers


    Last Reviewed: 30 June 2017 / 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.

  • Africa Mining Legal Database


    Submitted: 29 June 2017

    Simmons & Simmons' Africa Mining Legal Database was developed in conjunction with local counsel in response to demand from investors, financiers and developers evaluating and/or developing African mining projects for clear, accurate and easily accessible information on the key legal issues to consider and be aware of in jurisdictions across Africa.

  • Cayman Islands extends CRS and FATCA registration dates


    Submitted: 28 June 2017

    The Cayman Islands have extended the FATCA and CRS registration deadline to 31 July 2017 and released revised self-certification forms.

  • Guidelines for extension and renewal of leases


    Submitted: 23 June 2017

    ​An overview of the guidelines issued for the extension and renewal of leases under Gazette Notice Number 5734 of 2017.

  • Healthy buildings - unhealthy contract?


    Submitted: 20 June 2017

    ​There has long been debate over how compensation events should be assessed. This debate has been brought into sharp focus by the recent case of NI Housing Executive v Healthy Buildings.

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