South Africa's diverse economy, strategic role in Africa and political history create a unique business and regulatory environment. The Dentons South Africa Newsletter will help you keep abreast of issues that affect doing business in, from and with South Africa. Every month this newsletter will provide you with a collection of articles, alerts and guidelines from our offices around the world.


E-services by public bodies and the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act

May 31, 2016

The ability to electronically perform transactions between individuals, and individuals and public bodies, has transformed the way business is conducted and the manner in which services are rendered to members of the public. In recent years, laws have been developed to provide a framework in which such transactions can take place as legitimate and lawful alternatives to transacting in the "normal" course. This article provides a brief overview of electronic transactions and communications with public bodies and a consideration by individuals when engaging these e-services in South Africa. Read more


A legal overview of M&A and financing transactions in Nigeria's oil and gas sector

January 19, 2016

2015 was a relatively robust year for M&A transactions in Nigeria's oil and gas industry. The majority of the transactions involved divestments by international oil companies (IOCs) of onshore oil and gas assets to Nigerian oil and gas companies, some of which (such as Seplat, Lekoil, Seven Energy and Oando) have emerged as "local champions" at the forefront of the onshore aspects of the upstream oil and gas industry. Read more


Investing in Russia Guide

April 14, 2016

Dentons Moscow office has recently issued Investing in Russia Guide for companies and financial institutions considering investments in Russia. The report on the legal framework for investments covers corporate, real estate, tax, dispute resolution, banking and finance, regulatory and compliance, employment and migration issues. Read more

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