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Employee housing for mine workers

A binding private ruling on the tax treatment of expenses incurred in respect of employee housing for mine workers.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 15 February 2017 | Practice Area: Mining

Kenya’s new mining act

The new Act is a modern piece of legislation that is clear in terms of timelines and structures, but still has a few challenges that need to be addressed.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 08 February 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Court rocks Kasbah’s merger following expert’s change of opinion

The Federal Court recently declined to approve a scheme of arrangement after the independent expert changed its opinion more than a week after the target shareholders had voted in favour of the scheme.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 07 February 2017 | Practice Area: Merger Control

The South African labour market in 2016

The challenges facing South Africa's labour market in 2016 have been evident in a number of recent judgments and in a variety of ongoing processes of engagement between social partners.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 22 November 2016 | Practice Area: Employment

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The importance of a valuation date - why the right thing at the wrong time can be the wrong thing

"The right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing" is a quote which strikes a chord when considering the date of valuation in disputes. This article focuses on the importance of date for the commonly used valuation method of discounted cashflow.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 21 November 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Positive legislative developments afoot for South Africa’s oil and gas industry

Representatives of the Department of Mineral Resources have briefed the National Council of Provinces on significant developments relating to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill 15 of 2013. Here’s what’s new.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 16 November 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

Phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies: Will G20 leaders agree on deadline?

At the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, in September 2016, the G20 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to rationalise and phase-out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. Expectations are growing that a time limit for ending fossil fuel subsidies will be agreed at the 2017 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 14 November 2016 | Practice Area: Energy

Letters of credit: when not to pay

A recent case has explored when a bank will be relieved of its duty to make payment under a letter of credit in a situation where the payment terms of the underlying contract are subject to a dispute under foreign law proceedings.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 10 November 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Hard times in the oil patch: tax implications for investors in the era of price fluctuations

The current decline in oil prices is having a great many unexpected and unwanted consequences, many of which may turn into long-lasting troubles for the oil and gas industry − and especially for its investors.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 04 October 2016 | Practice Area: Oil

In Africa, knowledge is power: key trends in private equity, energy and infrastructure

In this briefing, Bowmans discusses key trends in some of Africa's most important business sectors. Subjects covered include deal opportunities in private equity, the key factors behind successful infrastructure projects, and the regulatory challenges for the oil and gas sector.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 01 September 2016 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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