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Competition Commission guidelines for small mergers

28 January 2024,  Johnny DavisSian Angus

In previous articles, we have examined the different types of mergers and in particular looked at the notification requirements in... respect of intermediate and large mergers. In this article, we take a closer look at the Competition Commission guidelines in respect of small mergers.

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An introduction to mergers and acquisitions in South Africa

24 January 2024,  Johnny DavisLuhann Prinsloo

Mergers and Acquisitions or ‘M&As’ have become integral components of South Africa’s corporate landscape and play a crucial role in... economic growth and development. In this article, we explore the legal framework and key considerations surrounding M&A transactions in South Africa by looking at the regulatory environment, competition law, due diligence, tax, and transaction structuring that accompanies M&A transactions.

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The Competition Commission is also an enforcer of BEE

08 February 2022,  Kitso Tshipa

Companies showing substantial growth, are likely to attract the interest of investors who may want to acquire the company. Should... a company be black-owned and such ownership be dramatically affected by an acquisition, such acquisition my run the risk of being blocked by the Competition Commission. 

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Companies Act Amendment Bill – less red tape or more?

14 December 2021,  Luhann Prinsloo

I understand there are amendments being proposed to the Companies Act? Will this help make life easier or harder for... our company? It feels as if there is always just more red tape whenever the law changes.

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How enforceable is that restraint of trade really?

15 September 2019

We recently interviewed a software engineer for a position at our company. In the interview it came to light that... the engineer had just left the employ of one of our main competitors and that he was bound by a restraint of trade in terms of his previous employment agreement with the company. We really want to appoint him because of his skills but are wary of the restraint. Is there any way around this?

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New Competition Amendment Bill aims to overcome previous structural challenges

07 February 2018

We’re a BEE consortium that has been exploring opportunities to venture into the telecommunications industry. What is immediately apparent is... that this sector is dominated by a number of larger players, which makes entry quite difficult. To what extent will the proposed amendments to the Competition Act create more scope for newer players like us?

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