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Trade mark registration – Archfit and moon boots

01 Mar 2022
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy
We look at two recent important decisions in the European Union that deal with trade mark registrability.
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Polo: the end game

01 Mar 2022
BY Gaelyn Scott
SA's SCA has handed down an important decision regarding the polo trade mark.
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The Matrix Resurrections: fights, camera, action!

01 Mar 2022
BY Waldo Steyn
Commercial and IP issues in the world of Hollywood films.
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Africa tax in brief

22 Feb 2022
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax news from across Africa.
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Rwandan Court hands down important decision on double taxation treaty with Mauritius

22 Feb 2022
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo
The decision gives clarity on the right to tax business profits and interaction between MAP and domestic law remedies under various DTTs signed and ratified by Rwanda.
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Mauritius: another step closer to becoming a leading FinTech hub in Africa

22 Feb 2022
BY Adrien Wong, Nashenta Vuddamalay Zindel, Varni Veerabudren
A new innovative Act is very promising in establishing Mauritius as an attractive location to invest in virtual assets and virtual tokens.
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The Anti-Global Base Erosion Rules released: what it means for MNE taxation

15 Feb 2022
BY Mark Badenhorst
The rules are designed to ensure that large MNEs pay a minimum level of tax on income arising in each jurisdiction in which they operate.
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Risks of tax return non-disclosure increased by Supreme Court of Appeal

15 Feb 2022
BY Taryn Solomon, Robert Gad
The difficulty of supplementing return disclosure to ensure a full and accurate tax return is now an open issue.
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10 predictions for what could lie ahead for South Africa in the 2022 budget speech

15 Feb 2022
BY Charles de Wet, Mmangaliso Nzimande, Kristel van Rensburg
We expect the focus of the speech to be on stimulating economic growth and foreign direct investment by exercising restraint regarding taxation increases, especially on the corporate front.
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Post-termination confidentiality restrictions: are they worth anything?

15 Feb 2022
BY Henry Rossouw
The SA Labour Appeal Court has confirmed that post-termination confidentiality and non-disclosure restrictions are still a valuable tool for employers.
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Transfer pricing, thin capitalisation and intra-group finance arrangements – SARS issues promised guidance in the form of draft interpretation note

15 Feb 2022
BY Jens Brodbeck, Scott Salusbury
SARS has published for comment a new draft Interpretation Note which broadly follows the guidance in Chapter X of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations.
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What you need to know about NFTs and smart contracts

14 Feb 2022
BY Wilmari Strachan
Smart contracts facilitate the sale of NFTs, but how do they work?
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10 things to consider as a tourist or tourism provider in Ghana

08 Feb 2022
BY Amina Abugdanpoka Kaguah
While the expansion of the tourism industry presents a great opportunity for individuals and businesses in Ghana, there are some legal considerations for both residents and non-residents to be aware …
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South African national minimum wage and earnings threshold increased

08 Feb 2022
BY Lauren Salt
On 7 and 8 February 2022, two significant developments took place in the employment law arena. These will have far-reaching implications for employers and employees alike.
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Uncertainty for employers around new COVID-19 Regulations

03 Feb 2022
BY Henry Rossouw
Further uncertainty has once more been introduced into an already uncertain COVID-19 dominated legal landscape.
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