Category Archives: News

The Competition Act and merger control

Competition is a healthy part of growing business. However, what happens when a merger puts a market at risk by threatening that competition? Ramsay Webber looks at the Act, and how it affects and protects competition.

Mergers are regulated by Chapter 3 of The Competition Act 89 of 1998 (“the Act”). Merger regulation ensures that the markets within the economy are operating in a competitive manner...

Business rescue moratorium and arbitration proceedings

Section 133(1)(a) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“the Act”) provides that no legal proceedings may commence or continue against a company during business rescue proceedings except with the written permission of the business rescue practitioner.

There is a degree of uncertainty as to whether arbitration proceedings are legal proceedings as envisaged in the Act.

In a recent case before our courts, one Shamla Chetty (“Chetty”),...

Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill: Are your downloads legal?
  If you are downloading anything from the Internet, you’d do well to check whether or not what you’re doing is legal - you actions may be prejudicial to the content owner.   The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill ("the Bill") is open for public comment until 30 November 2015 and aims to establish a legislative framework which will govern cyber-related offences. The Bill defines and creates offences and allows the...