• Tailor made oil and gas legislation

    On 8 November 2016, the DMR presented to the NCOP Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources and provided an overview of the changes to the MPRDA

    November 30, 2016

  • Competition world: a global survey of recent competition and antitrust law developments with practical relevance

    Welcome to our third edition of Competition World in 2016 focusing on technology. Our teams from around the world share their insights into the role of technology in investigations, how technology is being manipulated by cartelists, how policy is evolving to keep up with technological advancements and the competition implications of digital disruption, among other hot topics.

    November 24, 2016

  • Will the GC’s Lundbeck decision be overturned on appeal?

    In September 2016, the EU General Court (GC) issued its long-awaited decision in the Lundbeck case – the first ever European judgment on the legality of reverse payment patent settlement agreements.

    November 17, 2016

  • Can smart contracts be legally binding contracts?

    There is much excitement globally about smart contracts and distributed ledger technologies that support them.

    November 17, 2016

  • New investment law in Algeria – An overview of what it does (and does not) change for foreign investors

    Eagerly awaited by existing and would-be investors, the reform of the main law governing investments in Algeria published in the Journal Officiel.

    November 16, 2016

  • The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill sees the light

    On 16 January 2015 the President referred the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill 15 of 2013 (Bill) back to the National Assembly based on reservations that it would not pass the constitutional muster. One of unconstitutional grounds was the lack of public consultation at the level of the National Council of Provinces. The National Assembly adopted the report prepared by the portfolio committee for Mineral Resources (Portfolio Committee) on 1 November 2016 in terms of which the Portfolio Committee agreed with the majority of the President’s reservations. Within only a few weeks the Bill then proceeded to the Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources (National Council of Provinces) and on 8 November the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) provided a briefing on the Bill to this committee.

    November 10, 2016

  • Recent Jurisdictional Rulings on Organisational Rights

    A trade union whose constitution does not allow it to organise in the sector in which it seeks organisational rights on behalf of its members, has no legal standing to refer a dispute to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) where an employer refuses to grant the union organisational rights in terms of section 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 of the Labour Relations Act.

    November 10, 2016

  • Legalseas

    Welcome to our November edition of Legalseas exploring topical issues and law reforms in the shipping sector.

    November 03, 2016

  • Daily blog - COP22 - Live from Marrakesh

    With the Marrakesh climate summit just days away, Tim Baines looks at some of the major areas for discussion.

    November 02, 2016

  • Curtailment of the rights of employers dissatisfied with a disciplinary chairperson’s decision

    Historically, employers who were dissatisfied with a disciplinary chairperson’s decision were not without a remedy.

    November 01, 2016

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