Megan Melck

Deadline for filing of securities registers looms!

25th April 2024|Commercial Law|

This quick newsflash is just to inform our corporate clients that all companies registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) (each, a "Company") must file their securities registers (including details of beneficial owners) with the CIPC ("Disclosure Requirement")  by no later than 24 May 2024.

Congratulations to Megan Campher who has been promoted to Associate from Junior Associate.

7th February 2024|Litigation|

Megan has excelled as a Junior Associate and her promotion is well deserved.  Her journey at DML began during her articles and continued through the two years of being a Junior Associate, where she gained useful experience in our Corporate and Commercial Dispute Resolution and Litigation Department. Her experience spans across corporate and commercial litigation

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PAIA Manual – Do you have one, is it up to date and ready for inspection?

23rd November 2023|Privacy Law, Regulatory Law|

If you do have an existing PAIA Manual, ensure you merge the mandatory forms to your Manual. The forms can be downloaded on the Information Regulator’s website. Very important to remember - it is a criminal offence not to have a PAIA Manual if you are required to do so, and your entity may face fines for non-compliance. Should you not have a PAIA Manual, or if your PAIA Manual has not been updated in terms of the provisions of POPIA or with the mandatory PAIA forms, contact us to assist you.

Breaking down the new beneficial ownership reporting requirements for trusts

8th November 2023|Commercial Law, Trusts Law, Uncategorised|

The Amendment Act has introduced new trustee obligations into the existing South African trust law. The changes pertain to the recording and reporting of beneficial ownership of trusts. The aim of this recording is to improve transparency regarding the ownership of trust assets to assist in the combatting of a money laundering and terrorist financing.

Acting without authority: What you need to know before acting as a trustee.

7th November 2023|Commercial Law, Litigation, Trusts Law|

It is vital that a trustee is authorised by the Master before they exercise or undertake any trustee powers or duties. If this is not adhered to, these unauthorised acts are void and of no legal effect. This can place the trust, its beneficiaries and even the trustees themselves, depending on the circumstances, in a precarious position which could have financial or other adverse consequences.

Attention Entrepreneur : Venture Capitalism

28th June 2023|Commercial Law|

You’re a starry-eyed entrepreneur or business owner with big dreams, intriguing ideas and promising growth prospects.  You’ve got the potential, but you need the funding. In that case, it’s time to hook a venture capitalist or two. Before you move into the market and start networking, you need to consider things carefully and ensure that

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A boon for privacy and a blow for justice: What you need to know about the new Vodacom judgment

15th June 2023|ICT Law, Litigation|

In April 2023, the Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) handed down judgment in the case of Giftwrap Trading (Pty) Ltd v Vodacom (Pty) Ltd and Others[1] (“Vodacom”). The case set a consequential precedent for data privacy law but may also have the effect of stifling the ability of potential litigants to obtain information from internet

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Greylisting or Grey Hairs : new company disclosure requirements deadline 1 October 2023

26th April 2023|Commercial Law|

Analysing the new disclosure requirements in the General Laws Amendment Act, 2022 In response to the greylisting by the Financial Action Task Force, the President has signed into law the General Laws (Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing) Amendment Act to improve SA’s ability to combat money laundering and terrorist financing The Amendment Act has

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The Ban of TikTok: The US is worried, should you be?

4th April 2023|ICT Law, Social Media law|

From 2020, TikTok has become a global social media sensation. TikTok is an app where users share short form videos of them dancing, singing, vlogging, and participating in challenges etc. However, recently, the United States, Europe, and Canada have named this app as a threat to their national security and are making efforts to ban

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