It is no secret, things are really tough at the moment. South Africa is in a technical recession and consumer spending is at a low. To many small businesses this means that the pressure is very, very real. As a result, cost cutting will inevitably have to follow, and the reality is, that the legal side of things are often one of those aspects left unattended.
Digitalisation expert, e4, has appointed Masego Khutsoane, as its new Divisional Head of Financial Services. Khutsoane joins e4 with a wealth of experience having held senior positions within the JSE, Absa, Woolworths Financial Services and Nedbank.
Technology specialist, e4, has been named among the top 11 finalists in the Ecobank Fintech Challenge for its new Virtual Identity product. The competition aims to identify innovative solutions that address African-centric issues within the financial services sector.
Leading provider of content and technology solutions, LexisNexis South Africa, recently appointed Stephen Okelo-Odongo as Chief Operating Officer, while Gcobisa Ntshona has been appointed as Human Resources Director.
Entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups are a lifeline to South Africa’s economy. It is however a harsh environment and many entrepreneurs find themselves in a situation where they are wearing many hats and navigating potential pitfalls without the knowledge that many professionals have from years of experience.
Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg has announced it will offer three external candidates a place on the firm’s Practice Management Training (PMT) programme for new partners in 2018. PMT is offered by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and now also in-house by Baker McKenzie, through a Joint Training Agreement with the LSSA.
For over 30 years, Sabinet has been committed to changing lives through providing access to information. Sharing knowledge not only empowers individuals but it supports education and upliftment and in turn influences the greater knowledge economy. As gateways to knowledge and culture, libraries are key partners in the realisation of this vision.
Global law firm Baker McKenzie has announced Morne van der Merwe’s appointment as managing partner of its Johannesburg office. In addition, Darryl Bernstein has been named as the new head of Dispute Resolution; Nick Altini is the new head of the Competition & Antitrust practice and Kieran Whyte was recently appointed Head of the Energy Mining and Infrastructure (EMI) practice.
Following hot on the heels of the launch of Webber Wentzel's Legal Services Centre in November 2016, the firm is rolling out a firm-wide initiative to improve efficiency through the introduction of tailored Legal Project Management (LPM) training for all of its lawyers and staff.
As the legal services industry becomes increasingly competitive, there is a growing demand on law firms to adopt innovative approaches to deliver legal services more efficiently and cost effectively. Webber Wentzel’s newly launched in-house legal process outsourcing (LPO) capability, named the Webber Wentzel Legal Services Centre (LSC), is an important component of the firm’s client-centric service delivery approach, optimising the right combination of resourcing and technology for each matter.
The Origins of Law - As civilizations have evolved over the millennia, our legal systems and institutions have changed with them. Where human society has adapted, so have the legal structures that protect our rights and give us guidance.
International Women’s Day, commemorated annually on 08 March, is significant to LexisNexis’ mandate of promoting the Rule of Law thanks to its focus on tackling issues such as poverty, exclusion, unemployment, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice. In honour of this day, LexisNexis South Africa has reinstated a partnership with the Women’s Legal Centre, (WLC), a non-profit law centre that seeks to achieve equality for women – particularly black women.
Local specialist software and IT service provider Assimilated Information Systems Pty Ltd. (AIS) is proud to mark its tenth year of operation and over a decade of success with its flagship solution DocFusion®.
Sabinet prides itself in building an inclusive environment where every user and publisher knows their experience and expectations are valued and respected. To this end, following thorough investigation and consultation with our patrons, we are proud to be at the forefront of online content solutions.
Allen & Overy, one of the leading international law firms, has officially launched it's new South African office in Johannesburg, the key hub for its sub-Saharan operations. The firm’s focus in sub-Saharan Africa has been on the banking and financing sectors, as well as advising on projects in the mining sector on transactions that have included many of large ticket deals in the South African market since opening.
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Software and IT services provider Assimilated Information Systems (AIS) has reinforced the depth and quality of its intellectual property after securing a registered trademark for its flagship offering DocFusion.
Executive management at global technology services and solutions provider e4 have reiterated the technology company’s ongoing commitment to the non-profit organisation, Pathways. Pathways was established 15 years ago to provide support, education and daily assistance to children with disabilities.
March brought with it an exciting development within the e4 Group, with the launch of a legal subsidiary focussed on attorney solutions. The new subsidiary, e4 Legal Studio, will have national presence with its head office based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
South African ICT solutions and services company e4 has taken its training to a new level and launched their new eAcademy, complete with the latest in digital technology, to provide clients with comprehensive training on all e4 solutions.
Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), a specialist provider of software and IT solutions, has joined the IBM PartnerWorld Program as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) giving it access to a variety of IBM technologies, tools, and services to further enhance its offering to customers.