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Opening of new office in Melrose Arch Johannesburg !

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 [...]

Private Company M&A In Modern Times

When it comes to business news, many assume that M&A only happens with large share market traded companies. Sure, there are a great deal of companies that work within the boundaries of this method of growing into a large entity, but it’s not always the large corporate business models that lend themselves to this type [...]

Business Rescue and Creditors

Business rescue has become a popular topic in corporate and legal circles alike. Many high profile cases such as those of Top-TV and 1Time Airline have been publicly broadcasted on various media platforms. Most cases which have been brought before a court to obtain an order to commence business rescue proceedings have been rejected as [...]

Off Shore Structures – Moving Across the World

When it comes to businesses doing well they often times look past their domestic entities and start to look at international placements. These off shore structures are one of the ways that corporations can stake a claim into a global economy that can thrive with great profits for all involved in a business. There are [...]

A Look at Due Diligence Investigations

One of the biggest components of a merger or even an acquisition has to do with the process known as due diligence investigations. This type of exploratory process is involved with looking into a variety of different factors before business can become one. This can also be common with individuals before they end up signing [...]

For Whose Benefit Does a Company Exist?

  Like all things in life, the way we do business evolves, our roles change, we innovate and we transform constantly, sometimes without even realizing it. For more than a century company law was based on the “traditional shareholder-orientated model”. In terms of this model a company existed merely for creating value for shareholders, nothing [...]

Fica Compliance Questions and Answers

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (“the Act”) was proclaimed in order to combat money laundering activities and the financing of terrorist and related activities certain duties must be imposed on institutions and other persons who might be used for money laundering purposes and the financing of terrorist and related activities. Legal persons, [...]

Announcement – Dealmakers 2012

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 5th for “Mergers and Acquisitions by deal flow” and 7th for “Mergers and Acquisitions by deal value” in the whole of South Africa by “Dealmakers” in their latest publication in [...]

Deadline for the Registration of MOI’s is looming!!!

The deadline for the registration of all pre-existing companies’ Memorandums of Incorporation (“MOI”) is 1 May 2013. A MOI is only valid and effective once it is registered at the Company and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”), and it shall not be sufficient to have merely lodged the relevant documents by this date. The concern is [...]

The role of the Takeover Regulation Panel

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE PANEL AND TAKEOVER REGULATIONS WITH REFERENCE TO AFFECTED TRANSACTIONS Background The “Panel” is the Takeover Regulation Panel established in terms of the Companies Act, 2008 (“the Companies Act”). The Panel is, inter alia, responsible to regulate “affected transactions” and “offers” to the extent provided for in the Companies Act [...]

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