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Mauritius: capital markets | practical considerations in the context of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

07 Apr 2020
BY Elsie Rasolohery Pascal

Trading and settlement activities on SEM and CDS will resume on Monday, 6 April 2020.
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Mauritius – tax measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

07 Apr 2020
BY Shrivan Dabee , Valentin Hardy AND Yashna Munbauhal

In light of the widespread impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), various tax measures that companies and individuals should be aware of have been announced by the Mauritius authorities
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What’s happening to JIBAR?

banking and finance

07 Apr 2020
BY Clinton van Loggerenberg AND Deborah Carmichael

Following our recent article on the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), you may be wondering, “but what is happening to the Johannesburg Interbank Average Rate (“JIBAR”)?
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | closing commercial transactions during lockdown

corporate commercial

07 Apr 2020
BY Zeyn Bhyat AND Sarah Binge

With South Africa currently under a nationwide lockdown, practical challenges arise for parties to existing (or new) commercial transactions that are scheduled to “close” during this period.
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South Africa: ICASA Coronavirus (COVID-19) National State of Disaster Regulations

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

07 Apr 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan

On 6 April 2020, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”) published the Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations (the "Regulations").
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Uganda: an assessment of Uganda’s legal response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

07 Apr 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba , Rehema Nakirya Ssemyalo AND Tracy Kakongi

Ten years ago, Uganda’s National Disaster Preparedness and Management Policy predicted that “an influenza pandemic may occur when a new influenza virus appears against which the human population has no immunity.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | obligations and roles of the electronic communications sector amended

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

07 Apr 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan

Directions pertaining to the communications sector were issued on 26 March 2020 by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, to ensure the smooth operations of the electronic communications sector
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South Africa: tax considerations arising from the impact of COVID-19 on contractual obligations

tax

07 Apr 2020
BY Robert Gad , Megan McCormack AND Jo-Paula Roman

Our firm has published several articles (link here) in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on the contractual obligations of parties, mainly due to the promulgation of emergency legislation impacting performance
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TikTok, goes the opportunity clock

intellectual property (IP)

06 Apr 2020
BY Waldo Steyn

Why aren’t young influencers taking IP seriously?
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Artificial intelligence – real copyright?

intellectual property (IP)

06 Apr 2020
BY Hugo Biermann

Over the past few years, more and more companies have started publishing news content written by artificial intelligence (“AI”) algorithms.
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Can you hear the sound of…a drink can being opened?

intellectual property (IP)

06 Apr 2020
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy

If you have any interest in trade marks, you will know that trade marks can take many forms. Although most trade marks are words or logos, trade marks can be all sorts of things…
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The role of green bonds in facilitating the transition to a low carbon economy

natural resources and environment

06 Apr 2020
BY Lloyd Christie

South Africa is a party to a number of international environmental agreements, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Control (“UNFCCC”), 1992, the Kyoto Protocol, 1997 and the Paris Agreement.
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Unpacking proposed tax amendments in the Budget

tax

06 Apr 2020

Given the far reaching impact of the COVID-19 related measures on economic activity in South Africa, it goes without saying that the Budget has been dramatically overtaken by the extraordinary events that are unfolding in South Africa
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WIPO leadership: the fox guarding the henhouse

intellectual property (IP)

06 Apr 2020
BY André J Maré

A fierce fight for the leadership of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (”WIPO”) reflects an ever-growing recognition of the importance of IP.
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The drugs (pricing policy) don’t work, they just make it worse

intellectual property (IP)

06 Apr 2020
BY André J Maré

A recent report published by the White House Council of Economic Advisers (“CEA”) on drug pricing in the United States of America has put the cost of medicine firmly back in the spotlight
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