We offer counsel across all practice areas, with a specialist focus on commercial, litigation and property law within the corporate and financial industries in South Africa.
Dispute Resolution / Litigation
Any business relationship carries the risk of disputes arising. Some disputes may require litigation to enforce rights or remedies, whilst others may be resolved through skilful negotiation and mediation between the parties.
We have decades of experience in resolving business disputes and can be counted on to advise sensibly on merit. Whatever the nature of your dispute, let us objectively determine the most viable and cost-effective solution to resolving this.
Whether it’s your first home or a commercial office building – property can be an exceptional investment. That said, it can also be an expensive investment; so allow us to make sure that you get what you bargained for.
If the agreement of sale does not adequately or fairly represent your interests in the transaction, we’ll tell you. If there are implied terms in the agreement or onerous conditions in the title deed that you might not even be aware of, we’ll tell you. But there is no sense in us advising you after the fact; so make sure you speak to us before you put pen to paper. Once you do, we’ll see it through to registration of transfer – efficiently and skilfully.
Corporate & Commercial Law
South African Company Law can be quite daunting when structuring corporate entities. Various factors require close scrutiny, including whether due regard has been paid to shareholders’ rights and obligations. We can assist with any commercial transaction, including:
- Structuring the deal, including the registration of legal entities and trusts
- Commercial agreements of any nature relating to:
- The management and ownership of private equity and loan accounts
- The regulating of shareholder relationships and the sale of equity shares
- The sale of commercial rights, licensing and ancillary agreements
- The structuring of empowerment trusts and employee share schemes
- Corporate restructuring
- Joint ventures
- Advice on directors’ obligations, including corporate governance and related regulatory requirements
Banking & Financial Law
This practice area remains a core focus of our business; and our firm has a proven track record over many decades representing South Africa’s premier financial institutions.
We know that no financial transaction is ever simple, irrespective of the value concerned. Whether your need entails structuring project or asset finance, financial restructuring of existing exposure or merely advice on regulatory provisions, we can assist.
We provide a wide range of legal services and can assist with legal issues of any nature. Further focus areas include:
- Family Law
- Personal Injury Law
- Insolvency Law
- Risk & Debt Management