caveat legal logo

caveat

7 Things You Need to Know About Competition Law (in South Africa)

7 Things You Need to Know About Competition Law

What is the purpose of competition law in South Africa? Competition law is a field of law that seeks to maintain competition in all markets by regulating the anti-competitive conduct of companies. Competition Law allows for the investigation, control and evaluation of restrictive practices, abuse of dominant positions, and mergers. Competition Law is not only […]

7 Things You Need to Know About Competition Law Read More »

Mergers and Acquisitions: The Benefit of Legal Services in facilitating successful transactions

What is meant by ‘mergers and acquisitions’? The term refers to that category of transactions which come about where one company wants to buy, or make a significant investment in, another company’s business. Whether you are considering selling your business, or whether you are looking to acquire an existing business, the stages through which the

Mergers and Acquisitions: The Benefit of Legal Services in facilitating successful transactions Read More »

picture of the mountains

Business Acquisition: How to Acquire a Company in Five Steps

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) are often the most effective way for companies to transform their businesses, whether through acquiring or divesting of businesses or subsidiaries, acquiring technology or supply chains, investing in new product lines, or entering or exiting markets. What is a corporate acquisition? An acquisition is defined as a corporate transaction where one

Business Acquisition: How to Acquire a Company in Five Steps Read More »

Cryptocurrency in South Africa - Is it regulated

Cryptocurrency in South Africa: Is it regulated?

Financial technology or Fintech is a relatively new field and has developed faster than many legislative processes. Because the nuances of blockchain applications are varied, Fintech and Crypto Law covers a broad range of regulations, many of which were formulated before its existence.  As such, it covers laws and regulations in the fields of financial

Cryptocurrency in South Africa: Is it regulated? Read More »

Everything you need to know about COFI_ The Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill

Everything you need to know about COFI: The Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill

What is it, why does it exist and why is it important? The draft Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill (COFI) was released for public comment in 2018. COFI was drafted in conjunction with the Financial Sector Regulators Act  of 2017 (FSR Act) as part of an extensive reform of the South African financial services legal

Everything you need to know about COFI: The Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill Read More »

flower in the wind

Understanding Competition Law in South Africa – A Quick Guide

What is competition law and why is it important in South Africa? Competition law is a field of law that seeks to maintain competition in all markets by guarding against anti-competitive conduct by companies. It allows for the investigation, control and evaluation of restrictive practices, abuse of dominant positions, and mergers. Competition law is not

Understanding Competition Law in South Africa – A Quick Guide Read More »

water ripple

What is an Influencer Agreement and Which Businesses Need One?

What is an influencer agreement? A social media influencer is a user on social media who has established credibility in a specific industry. These content creators have access to a large audience and can share information and content to persuade others through their authenticity and reach. An influencer agreement is a contract between a brand

What is an Influencer Agreement and Which Businesses Need One? Read More »

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Corporate Lawyer

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Corporate Lawyer

What does a corporate lawyer do? In short, a corporate lawyer is responsible for negotiating, drafting or reviewing agreements, terms and conditions, finance terms and other documents of a business nature. Company law is the body of law that governs the rights, relations, obligations and conduct of persons, companies and businesses. Businesses can be run

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Corporate Lawyer Read More »

Crypto Asset Service Providers Further Regulated

The Minister of Finance has amended the Schedules to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act of 2001 (FICA) which comes into effect on 19 December 2022. The amendments include crypto asset service providers (CASPs) within the definition of an “accountable institution” in Schedule 1 of FICA. CASPs will have to register with the Financial Intelligence Centre

Crypto Asset Service Providers Further Regulated Read More »