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    03.02.2023
    International

    On your radar | Is­sue 20 | Key em­ploy­ment is­sues to be aware of in­ter­na­tion­ally

    Welcome to the first edition of On your radar for 2023, which highlights expected employment law developments over the year ahead.Changes range from big picture concepts around future ways of working, to the finer details of leave entitlements and statutory protections. Both Belgium and Portugal discuss moves towards a 4-day working week, showing a consistent trend, while demonstrating different domestic approaches to achieving that – interesting to see whether other countries will follow either.Another theme we continue to see coming through is ESG, and there are interesting...
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    25.01.2023
    International

    Key out­comes from COP-15

    At the end of 2022, the 15th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity culminated in a new Global Biopersity Framework to 2030. Twenty three targets require broad based action to bring about “a transformation in our societies’ relationship with biopersity by 2030, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled”. Post COP, governments are to explore how they can translate the targets into national action,...
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    23.12.2022
    International

    In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest - 2022 Winter Edi­tion

    Welcome to the winter edition of the International Disputes Digest, our bi-annual publication that considers and analyses current trends in global dispute-resolution and their wider impact. With war raging in eastern Europe and no end to the conflict in sight, the world and the global economy continue to face complex challenges. In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Russian sanctions have impacted a world economy already suffering from supply-chain deficiencies and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic stresses have also been magnified by the decision of western countries to reduce...
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    15.12.2022
    South Africa

    SMEs in South Africa are par­tic­u­larly vul­ner­able to fraud - they must take pre­vent­at­ive ac­tion

    Among the many negative accolades that our country has been able to garner in recent times is that South Africa ranks very close to the top for economic crime. Aside from the much-publicised corruption within both government and the private sector, fraud is a major concern. In fact, small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) in the country likely tend to suffer the greatest amount of fraud in Sub-Saharan Africa. Of equal concern is that the size of the fraud perpetrated in the SME sector is extensive. Businesses with an employee count of under 100 are often hit by major frauds, and many of these businesses...
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    12.12.2022
    International

    Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care For­um 2022: Fa­cing the op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges of a vi­brant life sci­ences sec­tor

    Digital advances and innovative therapies are pushing the boundaries of health and the legal world has to keep pace Life sciences are fizzing with ingenuity and innovation with revolutionary gene and cell drug discovery and digital advances pushing the frontiers of global healthcare. But the transformative promise is freighted with complex concerns over sustainability, affordability, digital security, contracts and IP ownership. The issues range from scientific technicalities to existential and ethical questions over Artificial Intelligence’s ability to generate approaches free from human...
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    01.12.2022
    South Africa

    The rise of syn­dic­ates — a con­sid­er­a­tion of or­gan­ised crime

    Organisations should understand how syndicates operate, what to look out for, and what legal recourse they have. In SA most people are familiar with the idea of criminal syndicates. You may have read reports of hijacking syndicates (with some operating out of the country’s airports), for example. Alternatively, you may have heard about the poaching syndicates that are such a threat to SA’s endangered wildlife. Less well-known — but potentially even more damaging to the country’s economy — are the organised crime syndicates that target SA businesses of all sizes. While...
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