Corporate Lawyers Johannesburg and Commercial Lawyers Johannesburg – Van Der Merwe Attorneys
Corporate law is a legal minefield of risk and liability. Van Der Merwe Attorneys is the preferred partner to navigate you through this minefield.
Our firm was established in January 2010 and we are based in Gauteng, South Africa. We have an abundance of skills and knowledge and our approach of fully understanding clients’ needs and their business is one of the cornerstones of our firm.
We are a dynamic group of corporate attorneys specialising in:
Van Der Merwe Attorneys is a focused boutique law firm priding ourselves on the exceptional standard of our service and in the way we offer it. We offer top-tier legal services and advice to clients from sectors such as the financial services, food and agricultural sectors.
We offer direct access to partner-level attorneys, who will advise you on matters such as:
We have a firm understanding and knowledge of the different corporate laws that apply to our field of expertise. We are straightforward, we communicate clearly about legal options and we are concerned about our clients’ welfare and success.
Rated a leading corporate and commercial firm for deal value in Dealmakers for 2011 and for deal activity and deal value in Dealmakers for 2012, Van Der Merwe Attorneys is building a legacy of being thought leaders. We are recognized by friends and rivals as authorities in our field. We combine legal analysis with practical business advice. Our clients feel protected and confident and they need not look any further than our firm to define business law.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your valued support and to proudly announce that we have just been ranked 3 rd for “Mergers and Acquisitions by deal flow” and 5 th for “Mergers and Acquisitions by deal value” in the whole of South Africa by “Dealmakers” in their latest publication in their legal advisors category, with an aggregate of deal values for 2013 this far, exceeding R5.9 billion Rand.
“Deal Makers” is an independent publication, which is widely recogn
Most legally savvy business owners (and hopefully all commercial attorneys) know better than to have the governance of a company subject to an out-of-the-box memorandum of incorporation (MOI), courtesy of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). However, those with unmitigating faith in the ‘default’ position would do well to be mindful of its potential pitfalls.
One such pitfall is concealed within sections 43(2) and (3) of the Companies Act, 2008, which provide as follows:
We take pleasure in announcing that we are opening our Johannesburg office in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, towards the end of March 2013. We are very excited about this venture.
Our new office will be dedicated primarily to our Johannesburg client base; however it will give us the flexibility to set up meetings with our national and international clients at their convenience;providing the option of meeting at either our Centurion or Johannesburg premises.
We are fortunate that the office space is positioned on the g
It is with great pleasure that we announce that we have obtained a level 1 contributor BEE status, independently audited and verified.
Furthermore, we worked towards this goal of our own accord and without external pressure to improve our BEE status.
It is important for us to be ahead of the proverbial curve in the manner with which we conduct business. In this vein, it is not sufficient for us to merely have a superior BEE status, but rather that we use this status to better explore how we can add real value to