Publications

A Short Summary of the Environmental Liability of Directors and Shareholders

There is a vast scope of legislation pertaining to environmental and mining affairs. We will however only focus on the main acts, which specifically deal with the liability resulting from a breach of a company’s […]

The Retrospectivity of Deregistration and Reinstatement Processes of Close Corporations

In Reddy v Absa Bank (20096/2014) ZASCA 83 (28 May 2015), P Reddy the sole member of Missouri Trading Close Corporation (“Missouri”) appealed against a decision of the Kwa-Zulu Natal division of the High […]

Why Every Contract Should Include a Force Majeure Clause

The term force majeure can be directly translated to “superior forces”. It is an expression used to describe a wide range of events such as an act of God or public enemy, fire, an explosion, […]

VDMA ranked as Top Law Firm in South Africa for Unlisted Transactions Deal Value for First Quarter 2015 by leading industry publication Dealmakers

The Ratings are as follows:

 

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to our valued clients who have entrusted us with their transactional work in the first quarter of 2015. […]

The Constitutional Court’s stance on Mr Shuttleworth’s case

In the South African Reserve Bank and Another v Shuttleworth and Another (CCT194/14, CCT199/14) ZACC 17 (18 June 2015), the case which has been deliberated extensively and contended through the hierarchy of the South […]

Final Liquidation Order does not dismiss Business Rescue Opportunities

The process of business rescue as provided for in the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“the Companies Act”), which although is still experiencing some teething issues, has become well established within business practice and has […]

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