Vaughn HARRISON

Vaughn Harrison focuses on corporate law. His strength lies in managing large and complex transactions for multinationals in multiple jurisdictions, involving a variety of issues (such as due diligence, tax and restructuring, HR, IP, regulatory matters, and merger approvals).

Over the years he has assisted numerous multinational groups and other clients in setting up and operating businesses in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

In addition, Vaughn has over 25 years’ experience in the life science sector. This includes advising clients on market entry, including licensing, and obtaining market authorisations; classification and registration of medicines, complementary medicines and medical devices; assisting with labelling and advertising of pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs and personal use products; drafting and vetting complex commercial agreements as well as assisting multinational clients with the preparation and vetting of tenders, pitches and contracts in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. 

He also has experience in representing clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, foodstuffs and related industries in litigation, arbitration and the resolution of disputes.

Vaughn was on the panel of the Special Board for the Hearing of Income Tax Appeals, a Minister of Finance appointment, for five years. As a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) he has presented various papers at IBA meetings.

He assisted the American Bar Association with documentation for a publication on acquisitions in South Africa. Vaughn has spoken at a number of conferences and has published articles on a variety of matters, including issues relating to corporate law and life sciences, generally. 

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