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05
MAY

The effect of recent COMESA competition law developments – a discussion with Dr Willard Mwemba – Pt 2 by Burton Phillips

The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) has now been active for almost 10 years and has pioneered the development of regional competition law in Africa. In this podcast, Dr Willard Mwemba, the Acting Director and Chief Executive Officer of the CCC, and Burton Phillips from Webber Wentzel unpack the recent important developments involving the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC). This session will focus on restrictive business practices.

Guest for this podcast series are:

Burton Phillips, Partner, Webber Wentzel; and
Dr Willard Mwemba, Acting Director and Chief Executive Officer of the COMESA Competition Commission.

Executive Producer: Elisha Bhugwandeen
05
MAY

The effect of recent COMESA competition law developments – a discussion with Dr Willard Mwemba – Pt 1 by Daryl Dingley

The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) has now been active for almost 10 years and has pioneered the development of regional competition law in Africa. In this podcast, Dr Willard Mwemba, the Acting Director and Chief Executive Officer of the CCC, and Daryl Dingley from Webber Wentzel unpack the recent important developments relating to the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) and the effect of these developments for firms doing business in Africa. This session also focuses on the CCC's priority enforcement objectives and merger control.

Guest for this podcast series are:

Daryl Dingley, Head of the Competition Law Team, Webber Wentzel; and
Dr Willard Mwemba, Acting Director and Chief Executive Officer of the COMESA Competition Commission.

Executive Producer: Elisha Bhugwandeen
15
MAR

Investment protection under the AfCFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Area aims to increase intra-African trade and transform the economies on the African continent. With trade comes investment and the first question that investors should be asking when taking the plunge and committing to an investment in a foreign state is how that investment will be treated. In this podcast Webber Wentzel partners Sarah McKenzie, Vlad Movshovich and guests Tunde Fagbohunlu, head of the Litigation, Arbitration and ADR at Aluko & Oyebode and Roland Ziadé, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration at Linklaters, discuss the investment protection regime under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, what we can anticipate in the protocol that is currently being negotiated and the importance of this document for intra-African investments.

Our experts in this podcast are:
Vlad Movshovich, dispute resolution specialist at Webber Wentzel
Tunde Fagbohunlu, commercial litigation and arbitration specialist at Aluko Oyebode
Roland Ziadé, global co-head of International Arbitration, Linklaters Paris

Host: Sarah McKenzie, dispute resolution specialist at Webber Wentzel

Executive Producer: Yael Shafrir

Podcast production: www.volume.africa
05
FEB

COVID-19 Vaccines – Employer Considerations – Part 6: Personal information management of employee vaccine data

With the arrival of South Africa's first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, many employers are grappling with the possibility of introducing workplace vaccination policies. Over this 6-part series, we will be unpacking various issues from the possibility of mandatory vaccination policies for employees to personal information management of employee vaccination data. In part 6, the final podcast in this series, we explore privacy issues related to Covid-19 vaccines for employers. We are joined by Karl Blom, a privacy expert at Webber Wentzel to discuss these issues.
05
FEB

COVID-19 Vaccines – Employer Considerations – Part 5: The workplace as a site for vaccination

With the arrival of South Africa's first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, many employers are grappling with the possibility of introducing workplace vaccination policies. Over this 6-part series, we will be unpacking various issues from the possibility of mandatory vaccination policies for employees to personal information management of employee vaccination data. Employers, particularly those with large workforces and the relevant infrastructure and capabilities, may be thinking about whether it will be permissible to use the workplace as a site for vaccination? We chat to Kenneth Coster from our health & safety team, in part 5 of this podcast series.
05
FEB

COVID-19 Vaccines – Employer Considerations – Part 4: Potential disciplinary issues

With the arrival of South Africa's first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, many employers are grappling with the possibility of introducing workplace vaccination policies. Over this 6-part series, we will be unpacking various issues from the possibility of mandatory vaccination policies for employees to personal information management of employee vaccination data. In part 4 of this series, Mehnaaz Bux from our employment team joins us to have a follow-on discussion on the issues of employee discipline.
05
FEB

COVID-19 Vaccines – Employer Considerations – Part 3: Mandatory vaccination policies

With the arrival of South Africa's first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, many employers are grappling with the possibility of introducing workplace vaccination policies. Over this 6-part series, we will be unpacking various issues from the possibility of mandatory vaccination policies for employees to personal information management of employee vaccination data. One of the key questions on the minds of employers is whether they can implement mandatory vaccination policies for employees. In part 3 of this series, Mbali Nkosi speaks to Mehnaaz Bux from our employment team and Kenneth Coster from our health & safety team.
05
FEB

COVID-19 Vaccines – Employer Considerations – Part 2: Health and safety obligations of employers

With the arrival of South Africa's first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, many employers are grappling with the possibility of introducing workplace vaccination policies. Over this 6-part series, we will be unpacking various issues from the possibility of mandatory vaccination policies for employees to personal information management of employee vaccination data. Within the context of Covid-19 vaccines, health & safety obligations are a key consideration. To unpack and analyse these obligations, Mbali Nkosi speaks to Kenneth Coster, partner and health & safety specialist, in part 2 of this podcast series.
05
FEB

COVID-19 Vaccines – Employer Considerations – Part 1: The law on vaccines in South Africa

With the arrival of South Africa's first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, many employers are grappling with the possibility of introducing workplace vaccination policies. Over this 6-part series, we will be unpacking various issues from the possibility of mandatory vaccination policies for employees to personal information management of employee vaccination data. In part 1 of this podcast series, Mbali Nkosi will discuss the law on vaccines in South Africa with Shane Johnson from our employment team. In keeping with our aim for this podcast, we are focusing only on the law.
11
DEC
2020

AfCFTA: Africa reopening for business and the role of DFI's

As the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) becomes effective from 1 January 2021, our podcast panel explores what is required to bring about this enhanced regional cooperation, how the various member states can unlock the envisaged benefits and the important role that the Development Finance Institutions can plan within the broader ecosystem.

In 2019, the African Union agreed to create a free trade zone on the continent, the largest since the World Trade Organisation was formed. The African Continental Free Trade Area aims to reduce trade tariffs, create jobs, and generally enhance regional cooperation. AfCFTA aims to add USD3,4 million in wealth creation, a 50% increase in Intra Africa trade by 2030, and unite 1.3 billion people.
19
NOV
2020

Virtual Hearings in International Arbitration

Arbitration​ ​​is increasingly used to resolve complex disputes. Our dispute resolution specialists have extensive experience in advising on domestic and international commercial arbitration matters and investment law disputes. We have acted for claimants and defendants (public and private sector parties) in many complex, high-value arbitrations, with a particular focus on Africa.

In this podcast, Webber Wentzel partners, Priyesh and Sarah, along with their host, discuss the advent of virtual hearings in international arbitrations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, the panel unpacks the extensive developments in virtual international arbitration hearings and Webber Wentzel's unique experiences and expertise in this area.

Guests for this podcast are arbitration experts:
Priyesh Daya – Partner, Webber Wentzel; and
Sarah McKenzie - Partner, Webber Wentzel.
Host: Chandni Gopal, Senior Associate at Webber Wentzel.

Executive Producer: Paula Youens.
Podcast Production Company: www.volume.africa.
24
JUL
2020

Tax insights on debt and corporate restructurings for businesses in distress

Given the current economic crisis as a consequence of the Covid 19 pandemic, as well as the state of the South African economy over the last few years, we have seen a significant increase in debt and corporate restructurings by South African corporate entities. It's no surprise that this trend has continued throughout the last few months, and will most likely continue for the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, given the complexity of the tax rules relating to debt and corporate restructurings, if these restructurings are not implemented correctly, this could result in additional taxes being payable as well. Obviously, this is not first prize for any entity that finds itself in this situation.

In this podcast, Brian Dennehy and Kyle Beilings process the complicated minefield of debt and corporate restructurings for businesses in distress. They cover the types of debt restructuring mechanisms that are available to companies, tax liabilities and more.

Our experts in this podcast are:
Brian Dennehy, Head of Tax and Banking & Finance, Webber Wentzel; and
Kyle Beilings Partner, Webber Wentzel

Executive Producer: Paula Youens​
Podcast Production Company: www.volume.africa
www.webberwentzel.com

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