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Our Johannesburg office is finally open !!!

As invariably happens with building and renovation projects, the first 99% goes smoothly and the last 1% takes for ever to complete. Finally though, we can announce that our Melrose Arch office, Johannesburg is open and operational. We are always very much aware of, grateful for and humbled by the loyal support of our clients, which has enabled [...]

Great People , Mega Deals

The month of May was a very busy, but extremely exciting month for us.   Earlier this year we planned, in conjunction with all parties involved, to implement 3 transactions in sequence on the 31st of May.   The first transaction was the sale of a partnership interest with a deal value ZAR 55 700 000; [...]

What Make Acquisition and Merger Negotiations Successful?

In business, acquisition means having one company take the assets of another while merger is used to denote the merging of two companies. As a result, a new company emerges. However, mergers and acquisitions can be hard to achieve. There are some factors that determine the success of acquisition and merger negotiations. Being Authentic It [...]

Summary of my recent Brazil trip

  For the benefit of those who weren’t aware, I was invited by a legal association of independent leading corporate and commercial practitioners, named SCG Legal, to attend one of their meetings in June 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and to address the group and make a case for our membership. SCG Legal has existed [...]

Ideals in Regards to the Negotiation of Contracts

There are a lot of different points in life where people of all backgrounds need to engage in negotiations. This might seem odd to some, but it’s a reality that many have to deal with in regards to daily commerce, and others have to deal on a corporate and even political level. There are some [...]

First Annual Awards for Top 50 Corporate Finance Companies Worldwide

The best-owner principle states that “no business has an inherent value in and of itself; it has a different value to different owners or potential owners (a value based on how they manage it and what strategy they pursue.)” One cannot emphasize enough the role played by corporate finance companies in helping to create growth [...]

Business Agreements

Every business is based on agreements, and agreements should be put in writing. There are various common business agreements like sale agreements, joint venture agreements, agency agreements, trade agreements, distribution agreements, and franchise agreements. Sales Agreement The sales agreement is the most common of all the business agreements. It involves the buyer and the seller [...]

Competition Law – Stay Within The Framework

When it comes to competing with other businesses there are statutes in place to make sure that everything goes forward fairly. Many companies assume that the business world is a cutthroat place, but when it comes to the legal matters, there are limitations to competing with other companies in the same marketplace, and when violations [...]

Announcement – Dealmakers – 1 st Quarter 2013 results

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 4th for “Mergers and Acquisitions by deal flow”  in the whole of South Africa by “Dealmakers” in their latest publication of their legal advisors category. What makes this rating significant is [...]

Mergers & Acquisitions – In future all deals will be done like this

  There is an element of predictability in the rules and practices that businesses will apply to merger and acquisition deals moving forward. When one evaluates current trends, regulations and risks it is fairly easy to determine how the commercial landscape is changing and what the new rules will be. Future Practices: To start with, [...]

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