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Remote due diligence investigations and unique considerations for mergers and acquisitions during the ‘new normal’.06/07/2020
Alert Level 3 - POPIA23/06/2020
Algeria: The end of the 51/49 rule, the beginning of a new era for foreign investments in renewables?11/06/2020
Algeria: Minister of Energy announces plans to increase solar capacity by 4GW by 202411/06/2020
Free investment in Algeria: background and key points of the new law10/06/2020
Celebrating World Environment Day 202005/06/2020
COVID-19 daily legal roundup 04/06/2020
Is your Organisation POPIA Ready?29/05/2020
Repo Rate Reduction22/05/2020
KZN Legal Update: Consumer Protection Act12/05/2020
Occupational Health and Safety Alert: When Working from Home does the Home become a Workplace and What happens if you are Injured at Home? 08/05/2020
Lockdown Alert Level 4 "Once of Movement"08/05/2020
Update (3): Parents' Righs to Care and Contact their Children during Lockdown Level 407/05/2020
Coronavirus - Occupational health and safety measures in workplaces – South Africa04/05/2020
Coronavirus - Occupational health and safety measures in workplaces – South Africa04/05/2020
Covid-19 Tax Legislation Update04/05/2020
Memorandum on Covid-19 - Directive issued by the Minister of Employment and Labour on 29 April 202002/05/2020
Coronavirus - Alert level 4 lockdown regulations – South Africa30/04/2020
Extended Lockdown period - ICT as essential service23/04/2020
Employment law newsletter21/04/2020
New Certificate required for the Lockdown Extension21/04/2020
Updated Parents' Rights17/04/2020
Life After Lockdown17/04/2020
Repo-rate reduction - South Africa 15/04/2020
Covid 19 – What next?14/04/2020
Coronavirus - Disaster Management Act regulations - South Africa08/04/2020
Protecting Intellectual Property during Lockdown07/04/2020
Parents’ Rights to Care and Contact of their Children during Lockdown06/04/2020
Coronavirus - Competition Tribunal: excessive pricing complaint referrals - South Africa04/04/2020
Coronavirus - Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector – South Africa03/04/2020
Coronavirus - Further Extensive Amendments to the Regulations – South Africa03/04/2020
Coronavirus - FAQs on employment law - Tunisia02/04/2020
Coronavirus – Department of Transport Regulations – South Africa 01/04/2020
Coronavirus - Litigation during lockdown – South Africa 31/03/2020
Trade marks Relating to the Coronavirus 26/03/2020
Coronavirus – Does the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate and the Department of Employment and Labour have the power to issue Compliance Instructions, Force Majeure, and Covid-19 as an Occupational Disease?25/03/2020
Coronavirus - South Africa’s Mining and Natural Resources Sector is resilient and can survive Covid-1925/03/2020
Coronavirus - Is Covid-19 a force majeure event? 25/03/2020
Changes to the implementation of the CIPC Mandatory compliance checklist23/03/2020
Coronavirus - Occupational health and safety – South Africa19/03/2020
Coronavirus - Rights and obligations of employers and employees – South Africa17/03/2020
Coronavirus: Occupational Health and Safety Alert – South Africa16/03/2020
Coronavirus - Employment law update - South Africa12/03/2020
Overhauling the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa 03/03/2020
To Vary or Not to Vary, that is the (Digital Age) Question03/03/2020
The grey area between ‘legally prescribed’ and ‘industry standard’ liability provisions02/03/2020
Tax Proposals in the 2020 Budget 28/02/2020
Exemption from Transfer Duty – Budget Speech 202027/02/2020
Mandatory completion by companies of the CIPC compliance checklist 21/02/2020
Tanzania proposes arbitration reforms amid investor backlash18/02/2020
New Mandatory Code of Practice Guidelines issued in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act 30/01/2020
Consumer Alert: Risk of not registering as a credit provider 30/01/2020
Commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act – 1 April 202028/01/2020
Requirements for Providing Guarantees16/12/2019
The Do’s and Don’ts in Durban this Festive Season10/12/2019
The impact of the Competition Amendment Act on the Mining Sector 10/12/2019
Individual employees cannot rely on section 187(1)(c) of the LRA to claim that their dismissals are automatically unfair - jacobson v vitalab (lc) (unreported case no js 1042/19, 28-5-219) (van niekerk j)05/12/2019
Harmonising corporate governance framework for South African mining companies: King IV, companies act and the mining charter05/12/2019
Mining in Tanzania05/12/2019
Mining in Africa in 202005/12/2019
The impact of the Competition Amendment Act on the mining sector04/12/2019
Was greta right about us?04/12/2019
If a tree falls in the forest…04/12/2019
When tragedy strikes, follow due process04/12/2019
Does the mining industry have a future in Zimbabwe?03/12/2019
Electronic waste - The toxic legacy of our digital age03/12/2019
Private prosecutions following mine fatalities – Legal appointees beware03/12/2019
Mining and Environmental newsletter, South Africa02/12/2019
Private Companies in South Africa: Practical and Legal Considerations Concerning Acquisitions and Disposals 29/11/2019
Are you ready for Black Friday?27/11/2019
Title Deeds – Amendment of Regulations to Deeds Registries Act21/11/2019
Have you made full disclosure in your tax return? 19/11/2019
Dividend Stripping Provisions in Updated Tax Bills06/11/2019
Is that an alien in my backyard? 30/10/2019
The ARB’s sobering decision on “non-alcoholic” beverages24/10/2019
"The Debt Intervention Bill” signed into law18/10/2019
A fully electronic deeds registry system to be introduced 17/10/2019
Resource nationalism on Tanzanian agenda15/10/2019
Our Clean Energy and Sustainability Strategy in Africa15/10/2019
If a tree falls in the forest…08/10/2019
Tunisia: Renewable energy projects update17/09/2019
An alternative purchase price mechanism for M&A transactions12/09/2019
The Laws of Life with Garry Hertzberg - How to deal with Employees: Poor performance, incapacity and ill health10/09/2019
Selling your property? You have the right to choose your conveyancer 06/09/2019
Legal Factors every non-profit must consider before expanding into new countries- The NGO Whisperer Magazine04/09/2019
Department of Environmental Affairs | Requirement to submit a report generated by the national web based environmental screening tool30/08/2019
Africa: Botswana launches RfQ as part of 100 MW solar tender27/08/2019
Mali's new mining code ends tax exemptions, shortens regulatory stability period27/08/2019
The Property Sector Transformation Code: Estate agent’s take note16/08/2019
The Laws of Life with Garry Hertzberg - The Mining Industry in South Africa (PODCAST)13/08/2019
Could shareholders inadvertently cancel their Shareholders Agreement?02/08/2019
Financial Provision Regulations 201901/08/2019
Private prosecution of BP Southern Africa Proprietary Limited01/08/2019
Waste exclusion regulations, 2018 - Moving towards a circular economy01/08/2019
Environmental newsletter, Edition 1 - South Africa 01/08/2019
Tunisia: STEG Launches Three International Calls for Tenders25/07/2019
Eversheds Sutherland launches African mining team - African Law Business22/07/2019
Concerns remain around ‘much improved’ 2019 mine rehab financial provision regulations19/07/2019
When tragedy strikes, follow due process19/07/2019
Douglasdale PS Blood Drawing Incident “Unlawful” Says Top Attorney, Tasso Anestidis17/07/2019
The fourth industrial revolution, automation, the internet of things and artificial intelligence can have a positive impact on mining, natural resources, and infrastructure sectors13/06/2019
Private prosecutions – the changing face of compliance in South Africa 13/06/2019
Health and safety in the workplace: how important is it?13/06/2019
Engaging with communities – has the Minister of Mineral Resources been tied up in knots?13/06/2019
Has the publication of Mining Charter 3 brought some policy and regulatory certainty to the embattled mining and natural resources sector?13/06/2019
The significance of force majeure provisions on contractual arrangements13/06/2019
Mining, natural resources and infrastructure newsletter, June 2019 - South Africa13/06/2019
Disruption in the African mining and natural resources sector 13/06/2019
Betting and Gaming amendments for South Africa 12/06/2019
South Africa’s carbon tax could lift its PV industry29/05/2019
Businesses take note: The Carbon Tax Act is coming into effect 28/05/2019
Mining charter III provisions seen by some as too onerous for junior miners24/05/2019
Eversheds boosts local team to build repute with mining operators21/05/2019
Former PwC Tax Specialist joins Eversheds Sutherland as Head of Tax20/05/2019
Tax Alert: South Africa's employment tax incentive17/05/2019
Tax partner joins Eversheds Sutherland in Johannesburg15/05/2019
Eversheds Sutherland gains South African tax expertise14/05/2019
Hogan Lovells mining team heads to Eversheds Sutherland13/05/2019
Title Deeds new Regulations 04/02/2019
PoPIA Regulations14/01/2019
Commencement of the new National Minimum Wage Act, 201808/01/2019
Zambia: Zambia opens prequalification for Small Hydro Tender - Round II 03/01/2019
Employment update - November 201830/11/2018
Minimum wage and paternal leave addressed30/11/2018
CIPC Guideline: Managing the risk of Corruption27/11/2018
Commodities bulletin: metals and minerals23/11/2018
Commodities Bulletin: Sugar22/11/2018
Commodities bulletin: grains & oilseeds22/11/2018
Commodities bulletin: dairy22/11/2018
Commercial Court Practice Directive 21/11/2018
Decriminalisation of Cannabis | Residential Housing Estates and Sectional Title Schemes07/11/2018
Unincorporated Joint Ventures in South Africa - What you need to know31/10/2018
A leading light in Africa’s bright future22/10/2018
GDPR in South Africa19/10/2018
Energy and Commodities Brief11/10/2018
National Air Emissions Standards: Application for Postponement of Compliance Time Frame05/10/2018
Global employment briefing: Egypt, October 201803/10/2018
Global Employment briefing: South Africa, October 2018 03/10/2018
Global employment briefing: Tunisia, October 201803/10/2018
Environmental Law team brief01/10/2018
Potential Companies Act Amendments25/09/2018
Advising your environmental foot print - ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System10/09/2018
Commodities bulletin: Dairy06/09/2018
Employment case studies – South Africa17/08/2018
Opening the lock gates to the potential of the waste economy13/08/2018
The Constitutional Court gives the final word on Labour Brokers27/07/2018
Attention all Security Service Providers: Cut-off date for the renewal of old PSiRA registration certificates is 30 November 201823/07/2018
Proposed amendments to the VAT Regulations on the supply of electronic services in South Africa07/06/2018
Commodities Bulletin: Sugar31/05/2018
What’s in a name?15/05/2018
Operational options occasionally open to employers23/04/2018
SARS issues Media Release on tax implications of Cryptocurrencies12/04/2018
Sugary Beverages Levy Tax: What you need to know28/03/2018
Knowing your B-BBEE reporting requirements22/03/2018
Budget 2018 Tax Highlights 22/02/2018
The Dawn of a New Age – The introduction of a new financial services regulatory model 22/01/2018
Egypt: 600 MW BOO PV Tender19/12/2017
Zambia: GET FIT 100 MW Tender 14/12/2017
FICA Amendments: What you need to know 13/12/2017
Cancelling a holiday booking? Your rights under the Consumer Protection Act21/11/2017
Did I mistakenly cancel my agreement via email?01/11/2017
National Treasury reconsiders its repeal of the exemption on foreign earned employment income23/10/2017
Recent employment developments in Gabon, Mali and Tunisia06/10/2017
Global employment briefing: South Africa, October 201706/10/2017
Contingency fee arrangements: Clarifying the common law position 21/09/2017
SARS proposes tax relief for dormant group companies 11/09/2017
A hollow victory: Municipal debts for new homeowners07/09/2017
Labour Brokers and Clients – Assigned roles of employers reconsidered by the Labour Appeal Court 12/07/2017
Registration of B-BBEE transactions 11/07/2017
Secure your views10/07/2017
Proxy Appointment – What Shareholders and Companies Need to Know06/07/2017
Potential tax consequences of the waiver of a contractual right28/06/2017
Namibia’s Renewable Energy, Power Infrastructure & Energy Efficiency Investor Conference 201714/06/2017
An Overview of the South African Venture Capital Regime 08/06/2017
Global employment briefing: South Africa, June 201701/06/2017
Facilitating in a Sale or Lease of Property: A Guide to The Property Practitioners Bill 201625/05/2017
VAT and employees’ tax in regards non-executive directors24/05/2017
The Legal Sector in South Africa17/05/2017
Patent and design restorations – there is a new sheriff in town10/04/2017
Constitutional protection of debtors and emolument attachment orders13/10/2016
The position of non-citizens in employment agreements06/10/2016
Global employment briefing: South Africa, October 201604/10/2016
Credit Providers Beware- Reinstatement of Credit Agreement despite acceleration25/08/2016
Top three construction cases: August 201617/08/2016
Boris Martor, explains how Eversheds has been developing a presence in Morocco 12/07/2016
National Credit Act - Registration as Credit Providers 04/07/2016
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and Fronting Practices23/06/2016
Global employment briefing: Nigeria, May 201624/05/2016
Global employment briefing: South Africa, May 201620/05/2016
National Minimum Wage - highs or lows?19/05/2016
Directors taking the fall12/05/2016
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2016 Edition10/05/2016
King IV Report on Corporate Governance 06/05/2016
Nominating a conveyancer20/04/2016
The safety of children at school12/04/2016
Expropriation Bill gets green light from Parliament17/03/2016
Announcement of Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme29/02/2016
Historical municipal debts: Is this the final call? 23/02/2016
Algeria: Towards the constitutionalisation of economic freedoms10/02/2016
Algeria: What impact will the new Finance Act have on investment10/02/2016
Ivory Coast - Steps towards lease regulations in the Ivory Coast10/02/2016
Africa e-briefing Feb 201610/02/2016
Ivory Coast: Faciliating SME's access to Public contracts10/02/2016
Morocco: More transparency for Public Limited Companies10/02/2016
Tunisia | Global employment update 10/02/2016
Global employment briefing: South Africa, February 201601/02/2016
MENA: Algeria’s publication of draft PPA for solar PV and wind29/12/2015
Africa e-briefing Nov 201518/11/2015
Burkina Faso: a reform of the mining sector18/11/2015
Burundi: a reform of the electricity sector18/11/2015
Guinea: The bill containing the Investment Code is passed18/11/2015
New Angolan Foreign Investment Law, Initial Summary Appraisal18/11/2015
We advise ProCredit Holding AG on the sale of its DRC banking operations Acting on German bank’s deal with Equity Group18/11/2015
Promulgation of the law No. 1/14 dated 27th April 2015 on the general regime applicable to public-private partnerships (hereafter “PPP”)18/11/2015
ICC Dispute Board Rules 2015 – What’s new?18/11/2015
Corporate Governance at PetroSA through the Eyes of the Courts03/11/2015
Global employment briefing: South Africa, October 201507/10/2015
E-Alert – Labour Relations Act14/09/2015
Your rights and emolument attachment orders02/09/2015
Uganda: NWSC invites tenders for a waste-to-energy PPP in Kampala14/08/2015
Briefing July 201528/07/2015
Blue-sky thinking from the South African government24/07/2015
Electrifying Africa – the hunt for the off-grid solution16/06/2015
The future of labour brokers in the face of the labour relations amendment act10/06/2015
The exclusion of trust assets from the joint estate of spouses married in community of property02/06/2015
TUNISIA adopts new legislation relating to electricity sourced from clean energy developments 27/05/2015
Maternity leave for gay dads?26/05/2015
International arbitration Africa style06/05/2015
Morocco - New opportunities for investments of companies based in Morocco06/05/2015
Burundi – Reform of the electricity sector06/05/2015
Best of Benin06/05/2015
Mauritius - Attractiveness of Mauritius as a new seat of international arbitration06/05/2015
Tunisia: Adoption of the renewable energy law 06/05/2015
Africa E-briefing May 201505/05/2015
Beware of transfer duty on deposits forfeited in property transactions10/04/2015
MENA: Egypt Feed-in Tariff programme update26/03/2015
Prescription in terms of the National Credit Amendment Act 14 of 201426/03/2015
Morocco: Central Noor IV – call for tenders23/03/2015
MENA: Egypt Feed-in Tariff programme update18/03/2015
Africa e-briefing March 201511/03/2015
SAAB Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd v South African Police Service, State Information Technology Agency and Others10/03/2015
Gabon – Law n°007/2014 on the protection of the environment in the Republic of Gabon 09/03/2015
DRC – Accession to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards05/03/2015
Eversheds South Africa e-Brief: The Constitution and its impact on Insolvent Employers and Domestic Employees 03/03/2015
UEMOA – The first credit bureaus (BICs) are being established in the member States of the UEMOA02/03/2015
MENA: Egypt FIT programme - important clarifications for Developer Consortia17/02/2015
MENA: Egypt FIT programme - important clarifications for Developer Consortia13/02/2015
MENA update: Egypt FIT - further clarifications and UAE - DEWA roof top installations02/02/2015
Global employment briefing: South Africa, January 201528/01/2015
Africa e-briefing January 201526/01/2015