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Legal Update June 2012

    BUYING A BUSINESS - BEWARE THE TAX IMPLICATIONS!   Business sale agreements often provide for allocation of the purchase price between the various assets of the business – so much for goodwill, so much for stock, so much for fixed assets etc.  Make sure that the allocation is both made and recorded correctly [...]

Does Your Business Need a Joint Venture?

    What is joint venture (JV) and how can it contribute to one’s business? Many business owners may have already heard about JV as well as the different benefits that it can bring to one company. However, not everybody has the knowledge as well as not everyone has even realized how to begin with [...]

Choosing a Merger and Acquisition Attorney: Things to Remember

      When it comes to buying and selling businesses, regardless if you are the seller or the buyer, you need to find someone who can help you with the legal papers as well as other arrangements which are involved during the entire process.   First and foremost, you need a merger and an [...]

A Short Overview of Corporate Law

Lawyers in different parts of the world can choose their specialization or line of expertise. The law has different branches and to name a few are: constitutional law, corporate law, family law, tax law, labor law and many others. When it comes to taking care of legal actions related to business companies, organizations, corporate homes [...]

Directors Duties – What Do They Do in a Company

In a company, there are leaders and higher ranking people and officials responsible for making sure that the establishment runs smoothly. These are the people who have the authority to set rules, make decisions (complicated ones at most times) and even give out instructions which can make the company either fail or succeed. The reality [...]

Reasons Why Mergers Fail, and How to Avoid Them

Now that many companies have eagerly decided to tie up with another establishment for both parties to reap the benefits out of it, there have been a lot of reports stating that a huge percentage of mergers fail – and for a lot of reasons. Most of the reasons are pretty basic, but many companies [...]

Legal Update May 2012

  The Brave New World Of Business Rescue - Which Companies Qualify? What do you do if your company is in "financial distress"? Help is at hand - the new business rescue procedure is aimed at helping such companies to return to commercial viability, or - where full or partial rescue is impossible - to [...]

Company Structures: Getting the Right Structure is Important to Generate Revenues

Have you ever wondered why there are different companies who are successful in generating revenues, while there are some others who completely fail at it? The most successful companies that are generating a huge amount of profit on a monthly or even yearly basis have the right company structures. This is why it is very important for every business to understand how these structures have to be done. Raising the necessary capital for a starting business may be a bit tough at first, but with the right structures to follow, everything will be done accordingly. Continue reading “Company Structures: Getting the Right Structure is Important to Generate Revenues” »

Announcement – Dealmakers 2011

We proudly announce that we have just been ranked 16th for “Mergers and Acquisitions by deal value” in the whole of South Africa by DealMakers Magazine - Gold Medal Issue.pdf in their legal advisors category. We thank our clients for their valued support and we will continue to use our best endeavours to add value [...]

Legal Update April 2012

Auction Bidders – 5 Rights You Need To Know!   Are you hoping to pick up a bargain at a public auction but are put off by the media uproar over allegations of undisclosed “vendor” or “ghost” bidding?  If so, read on…… Auctioneers and the CPA The Consumer Protection Act and Regulations impose very strict and detailed obligations on auctioneers in regard to how they must advertise and conduct auctions. Which gives you, the bidder, a raft of important rights. Continue reading “Legal Update April 2012” »

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