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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, [...]

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 [...]

Important Parts of a Written Contract

A written agreement or a contract, needs several parts for it to become valid and legal. First and foremost, you have to know and understand what the ABC of agreements is. These are the things that every contract must have. It’s not just the format that matters, but the content matters as well. This avoids [...]

Level 1 Contributor BEE Rating achieved!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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