South Africa as a Destination of Choice for International Dispute Resolution

Howard Snoyman, Group Legal Executive, Ascendis Health Ltd, South Africa

South Africa is a land of dichotomies. Whilst being the commercial hub of the continent, and having what is widely regarded as the most advanced Constitution in the world, it battles with a high unemployment rate , rising fuel costs, instability relating to uninterrupted power supply and an exchange rate which sees the Rand frequently losing ground to major international currencies . The dichotomies become starker when examining how much has been achieved in a country that is only twenty years into its democracy, and is still reeling from the after effects of the former apartheid regime.

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South Africa Dispute Resolution Pharmaceutical November 2015 Vol. 9, No. 33, Autumn 2015

Howard Snoyman

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Howard attends to matters of a legal, commercial and bio-ethical nature as the Group Legal Executive at Ascendis Health Ltd. Responsibilities include formulation of internal policy in regards to the Medicines Control Council and other regulatory bodies, n

Ascendis Health Ltd

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Ascendis Health is a health-brands company that is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. It operates in the plant, animal and human health sectors. Various subsidiaries include Solal Technologies (which specialises in preventative and anti-aging med

South Africa Dispute Resolution Pharmaceutical November 2015 Vol. 9, No. 33, Autumn 2015