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The name’s Boss, Hugo Boss

07 Apr 2020
BY Delene Bertasso

A British comedian by the name of Joe Lycett recently changed his name to Hugo Boss – he did this formally, as in by deed poll.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | illegal and impossible performances under derivatives transactions – contractual provisions and South African common law

07 Apr 2020
BY Kelle Gagné

Some reports claim that as many as one third of people around the world are subject to some degree of lockdown to stem the coronavirus (COVID-19) rate of infection.
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South Africa: the impact of the Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, 2020 on the time periods for tax matters

07 Apr 2020
BY Taryn Solomon

The Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, 2020 (“Bill”) was released for public comment on 1 April 2020 and once signed into law, will take effect from that date.
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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?

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

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

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

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

07 Apr 2020
BY Robert Gad , Megan Stuart-Steer 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

06 Apr 2020
BY Waldo Steyn

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

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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WIPO leadership: the fox guarding the henhouse

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

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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