Our Services

We deliver results to our clients in a wide range of fields, including:

administrative and procurement law;

  • advice and opinions relating to administrative and procurement law
  • assistance in legal issues that arise in the evaluation of tenders
  • representation when tender awards are challenged
  • advice on responding to government tenders
  • preparation of tender submissions
  • litigation on tender awards that are challenged
  • applications in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act

 

banking and finance;

  • structuring and advice on corporate financing transactions
  • drafting of agreements and documents for corporate financing transactions
  • drafting and advice on securities
  • South African Reserve Bank applications

 

commercial law;

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • advice and opinions pertaining to commercial transactions
  • structuring of commercial transactions and corporate structures
  • drafting of all types of commercial transactions documents
  • due diligence investigations and reports

 

competition law;

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • merger notifications
  • exemption applications
  • interim relief applications
  • objections to mergers
  • dealing with complaints about business practices
  • drafting of business policies dealing with competition law
  • advice regarding competition law

 

compliance;

  • advice and opinions relating to statutory and regulatory compliance and the interpretation of legislation (eg. National Credit Act, Consumer Protection Act, POPIA)
  • structuring of systems to facilitate compliance with applicable legislation
  • preparation of policies to facilitate compliance with applicable legislation
  • preparation of presentations and training relating to compliance issues
  • drafting of licence applications and renewals
  • representation in respect of compliance-related objections, complaints and disputes

 

corporate law and administration;

  • drafting of shareholders’ agreements, association agreements and partnership agreements
  • drafting of memoranda of incorporation
  • preparation of board, shareholder, trustee and partner resolutions, notices, agendas and minutes
  • preparation and administration of share registers, share certificates and share transfer forms
  • preparation and lodgement of company secretarial documents for registration by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
  • creation and maintenance of trust records in a secure electronic repository
  • advice regarding corporate law as applied to commerce and the interpretation of legislation
  • attending to closing requirements in respect of commercial and corporate transactions

 

debt recovery services;

  • debt recovery services for banks, listed companies and other businesses
  • arrear levies recovery services for bodies corporate
  • rental recovery services for landlords

 

dispute resolution and litigation;

  • instituting and defending legal proceedings
  • conciliation, mediation and arbitration proceedings
  • advice and opinions relating to disputes

 

employment law;

  • advice and opinions pertaining to labour legislation
  • structuring of human resources in the context of labour and company legislation
  • training in the fields of human resources and industrial relations
  • advice and opinions pertaining to industrial action, union activities and representivity
  • execution of disciplinary procedures from preparation of notice to appear, hearing and preparation of findings
  • litigation and referrals pertaining to labour disputes
  • preparation of employment contracts and employee policies and procedures

 

estate and trust law and practice;

  • estate planning
  • drafting of wills
  • administration of deceased estates
  • appointment of curators and management of curatorships
  • management of testamentary trusts
  • trust health checks
  • preparation and registration of family trusts, special trusts, investment trusts and charitable trusts
  • preparation and registration of necessary and desirable amendments to trusts and changes of trustees
  • advice on trust-related questions and disputes
  • appointment as independent trustee on trusts
  • deregistration of trusts

 

gambling law;

  • advice and opinions in relation to horse racing, totalisator and fixed-odds betting
  • drafting and reviewing of commercial agreements pertaining to the administration of horse racing, totalistor and fixed-odds betting
  • assisting in drafting national and provincial gambling legislation in relation to horse racing, totalisator and fixed-odds betting
  • gambling licence applications
  • drafting objections and responses to objections to gambling licence applications
  • representation at Gambling Board public hearings and meetings
  • representation at national and provincial legislatures

 

information technology and intellectual property law;

  • advice and opinions relating to information technology products and systems
  • preparation of licence agreements
  • preparation of software development, maintenance and support agreements
  • preparation of escrow agreements
  • appointment as escrow agent in terms of escrow agreements
  • trademark applications and advice

 

insolvency;

  • voluntary and compulsory sequestration applications
  • voluntary and compulsory winding up applications
  • deregisration of companies and close corporations
  • business turnaround and reconstruction including schemes of arrangement

 

matrimonial and family law;

  • preparation and registration of ante-nuptial contracts
  • divorce
  • maintenance
  • custody
  • access
  • minors’ rights
  • advice and opinions relating to matrimonial and family law

 

property law and practice;

  • purchase and sale agreements for residential, commercial and industrial properties (conventional and sectional title)
  • property transfers
  • township development and consolidation and subdivision of land
  • opening sectional title registers and amendments to sectional plans
  • establishment of share blocks and conversions from share block to sectional title
  • registration of mortgate bonds and notarial bonds
  • notarial work of all types, including preparation and registration of ante-nuptial contracts, notarial leases, servitudes and usufructs
  • advice regarding property law

 

public liability;

  • defending public liability claims and litigation
  • advice and opinions relating to public liability issues
  • advice on and drafting of indemnity provisions and signage