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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” »

Corporate Restructuring – Understanding Processes

Corporate restructuring pertains to the implementation of reorganization in a company from the highest hierarchy going down. This corporate decision can affect areas such as ownership, operations, legal status and financial structure. This decision is aimed at improving the profitability and reducing unnecessary expenditures to save a corporation. Continue reading “Corporate Restructuring – Understanding Processes” »

Shares and Shareholder Transactions – Getting the Necessary Legal Service

The ownership of a corporation lies on the individuals or entities that have shares in the business. The ownership is divided in terms of shares. The shares are attested through a certificate that states the unit of ownership in the business. This share represents the stake of a shareholder in the totality of the business. This setup holds true not only in private but also in public corporations. The shareholders have their corresponding representation to the corporation based on the number of shares that they hold. This certificate also determines the amount of profit that he is entitled to. Shareholder transactions are interests that a shareholder wants to undertake in relation to the processing or disposal of his shares. There are certain activities that involve the exercise of the rights and privileges of a shareholder. These transactions may involve financial considerations and would need valuation of the shares and stakes in the company. Continue reading “Shares and Shareholder Transactions – Getting the Necessary Legal Service” »

The Basics of Shares and Shareholder Transactions

A corporation is an entity owned by individuals whose interest is for profit in the business that the corporation is engaged in. Each corporation divides the ownership in terms of shares to its shareholders. Shares are represented by a certificate attesting the unit of ownership not just in corporations, but even in limited partnerships and mutual funds. Each share represents a fraction of the business and the shareholder becomes a part owner of the business. This is true for both private and public corporations. However, shareholders own a share or shares of stock but not the corporation, per se. Continue reading “The Basics of Shares and Shareholder Transactions” »

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