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Difference between Public and Private Company M&A

For some individuals, investment banking is one of the ventures that they wanted to explore - not just because everyone's into it, but also because there is a huge success percentage involved in this type of activity. But before anything else, and before you even get too excited and think about the gadgets you're about [...]

Appointment of new Director Mapulana Maponya

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Mapulana Maponya joined us as a director on 1 April 2013. Mapulana has been practising as an attorney in the commercial field for the past 20 years. He was also the co-founder of the well-established Pretoria law firm Maponya Inc.  He holds a B proc and [...]

New occupation date of our new Melrose Arch Corporate Law Firm office 25 May 2013

Unfortunately we are not finished with our renovations and therefore the opening of our office in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, has been delayed to approximately the end of May 2013. Again we are very excited about this venture. As previously stated our new office will be dedicated primarily to our Johannesburg client base; however it will give us [...]

The ABC of Agreements: The Basics of Real Estate Contracts

 Get everything in writing! No matter what type of deal you’re into, it is very important that you document everything. This serves as your proof that both parties have agreed upon certain agreements, and that both companies have their own terms and conditions based on the contract at the same time. This is the very [...]

Schematic Illustration of section 45 of the Companies Act

LINK: Schematic Illustration of section 45 of the Companies Act      

Introduction to Private Company M&A

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are two words which are commonly used between two or more private companies. What is private company M&A, and how is it related to the success of two or more businesses? To begin with, these terms are commonly used when two or more companies join as one and form one huge [...]

Evaluating a Corporate Lawyer: Choosing the Right Person to Help You with Your Business’ Success

Majority of us tend to choose a corporate lawyer, the way they choose a CPA, dentist or a doctor. Usually, people who wanted to start their own business will ask a friend or someone trustworthy for referrals. While some people ask the things that they like about the person, why they are considered as the [...]

Streamlining Company Share Subscription by Non-Shareholder Third Parties

The subscription for shares in a company by non-shareholder third parties is a fairly commonplace procedure in today’s business world. Yet it is also a potential legal mine field for those looking to make their transaction compliant with the Companies Act, 2008 (“the Companies Act”) and practitioners would do well to be mindful of the [...]

Corporate Lawyer as an investment for Your Business

  In every business, there are two types of professionals that you greatly need to become successful: an accountant and a corporate lawyer. Although there also other professionals crucial for each company, these two professionals play a significant role especially when starting your own business, or when expanding one. You need someone to manage expenses, [...]

Business Growth – How Mergers Can Help

When it comes to growing a business many look to try and grow as large as possible because it is with larger entities that larger profits are made. Business owners recognize the need to compete in a marketplace but when the opportunity strikes and profits are at an all time high, they seek to either [...]

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