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  • Unpacking the Draft Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining and Mineral Industry 2018


    Submitted: 10 July 2018

    An overview of the draft Mining Charter.

  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers


    Last Reviewed: 30 June 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.

  • Financial sanctions


    Submitted: 22 June 2018

    A selection of financial sanctions related guidance and articles of interest.

  • EU blocking statute on Iran-related nuclear sanctions released


    Submitted: 14 June 2018

    The EU Commission has now "adopted" the much awaited EU blocking statute. What does it do? In short it seeks to provide protection to EU-based companies from engaging in sanctions-compliant business with Iran. It is in effect the EU trying to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive despite the withdrawal by the US. This article highlights the key features of the recent action.

  • Cape Town Tax Court judgment in favour of taxpayer


    Submitted: 11 June 2018

    Summary of the facts of a recent Cape Town Tax Court judgment in respect of a dispute with SARS over a share incentive scheme.

  • Competition Amendment Bill


    Submitted: 11 June 2018

    Unpacking the Competition Amendment Bill: Market Inquiries.

  • Financial Services Alerter - April 2018 developments


    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    Issue 123 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Emergency Arbitrators Versus the Courts: from concurrent jurisdiction to practical considerations


    Submitted: 22 May 2018

    The 10 November 2017 Dublin International Arbitration Day, organized by Arbitration Ireland, had an entire session devoted to the topic "Interim Measures: Emergency Arbitrators Versus the Courts." Drawing in part from the various issues discussed at the session, in which Philippe Cavalieros, as one of the first appointed International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Emergency Arbitrators, participated, this article focuses more specifically on the issue of concurrent jurisdiction to grant emergency relief.

  • Project Finance in Africa: A regional overview


    Submitted: 18 May 2018

    A summary of the trends, significant deals and challenges in the region at present.

  • U.S. Iran-related Nuclear Sanctions to be Reimposed


    Submitted: 13 May 2018

    On 08 May 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that “the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal”, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the JCPOA), and that the “highest level of economic sanctions” will be imposed by the United States on Iran.

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