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Mergers and acquisitions in the time of COVID-19


Is COVID-19 set to unleash a wave of corporate mergers and acquisitions?

As the economic impact of COVID-19 deepens, companies are faced with unexpected and unprecedented challenges. M&A could play a major role in helping companies survive the crisis.

Join us for this two-hour webinar on mergers and acquisitions which will explore what mergers are, when they should be considered and what the future of mergers might be.


2 July 2020 (14:00 to 16:00)

Course outline

The following topics will be covered:

  • What is a merger?
  • Procedural issues (when is something a merger)?
  • Substantive issues (when should the merger be allowed)?
  • Company law considerations
  • The future of mergers?

There will be time for questions. Depending on the size of the class, a group activity may also be included.

Who will benefit from this course?

In-house counsel, corporate lawyers, compliance officers, business owners, executives, directors, change managers, and board committee members.


Pieter Koornhof obtained his BA, LLB and LLM degrees from University of Stellenbosch, and qualified as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2009. His doctorate, due for completion soon, is on the regulatory framework for internet monopolies in competition law. Pieter has lectured and published in the fields of competition law, intellectual property law, ICT law, labour law, legal education and digital entertainment law. He is a frequent contributor to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Summer School held annually in South Africa, and also assists in the presentation of various online courses (including for Getsmarter, Aston Business School’s Online MBA, and the WIPO Academy). He has consulted with and presented workshops to firms in various industries in aspects of Competition and Computer Law. He is currently the company secretary for Full Stack, a bespoke software development firm. He also provides legal risk management and advisory services for small and medium enterprises.

How much?

R300 per person

How to sign up

Download and complete the registration form, and return it to us. We will then send you the payment information.
One or two days before the course, we will send you the link to the Zoom webinar. You will need to register and use a password to enter the webinar.

Registrations close three days before the webinar.

Download the brochure.