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09 Dec
BITCOIN AND OTHER CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Bitcoin is back in the news following price surges and the US Congress introducing two new cryptocurrency bills. While the terms “Bitcoin” and “cryptocurrency” have become household words, many of us are still intimidated by them. This Article...

08 Dec
DEBT COLLECTION AND THE ‘NEW NORMAL’

As a country, we are starting to acclimatise to the ‘new normal’. Unfortunately, for many businesses this means grappling with how to keep their doors open, manage cash flows and keep staff employed. In this time of financial...

08 Dec
Messy Contracts

2020 has had no shortage of catastrophic and shocking news. For football fanatics, one of the biggest stories of the year has been Lionel Messi’s announcement that he was no longer happy with the direction of his club,...

08 Dec
A COMPANY MEDICAL: HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR COMPANY

For many persons, scheduling an annual medical has become a ritual. Similarly, checking the health of your company (be it an operating company, a non-operating holding company or one of a group of companies) should be regularly scheduled...

08 Dec
DIRECTORS’ DUTIES

Much has been made in recent times about appointments of directors, resignations of directors and changes to various boards. A director, in relation to a Company, can be an individual or a body corporate and includes a person...

08 Dec
BREAKING PROMISES – CHALLENGING A PROMISSORY NOTE

A promissory note is an unconditional promise in writing made by one person (the maker) to pay another person (the bearer) on demand or at a fixed or determinable future time, a specified or certain sum of money...

08 Dec
HUSH YUH MOUTH! A PRIMER ON NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS (NDAS)

An NDA (also known as a confidentiality agreement) is a contract whereby a party gaining access to sensitive information agrees not to share it with others.NDAs have received negative coverage in the news lately as a result of...

08 Dec
BANKERS BEWARE: THE DUTY TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS FROM FRAUD

In the recent case of Singularis Holdings Limited (in liquidation) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited, the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court upheld the judgments of the lower courts and found that a bank was in breach of its...