August 12, 2019

Protective Writs: No Protection against Change in Ownership

The Supreme Court of Appeal has recently addressed a very important point in our Admiralty Law. Specifically, whether or not a protective writ can protect a […]
March 16, 2016

South Africa Remains Eligible for Benefits under AGOA

South Africa has narrowly avoided suspension from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (“AGOA”). On 14 March 2016 President Obama issued a proclamation revoking South Africa’s […]
February 10, 2016

New Protection of Investment Act – The Implications for Foreign Investors

President Zuma and Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies placed a lot of emphasis on South African investment opportunities at the recent World Economic Forum in […]
January 25, 2016

Tomorrow’s Legal Profession

The legal profession has remained essentially the same for the last few centuries. One could be forgiven for thinking that, other than the introduction of fax […]
November 6, 2015

SA Agricultural Exporters May Lose Valuable US AGOA Benefits

US President Barack Obama yesterday released a letter in which he announced his intent to suspend the duty-free treatment for all South African AGOA-eligible exports in […]
June 1, 2015

Trademarks for Similar Goods

A recent Gauteng High Court decision considered in some detail that most fundamental of trade mark questions: is there a likelihood of consumer confusion between the […]
May 2, 2014

Pitfalls in the Administration of Offshore Trusts

1. The position and perception of offshore trusts  As a result of the global move towards tax transparency and the need for governments worldwide to increase […]

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