Publications

POPI – Contract the Key to Effective Compliance

Click on this link regarding a publication by us in the Without Prejudice magazine, December edition: Contract - The Key To Efficient POPI Compliance

The Effect of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalties Act 28 of 2008

Signed on the 17th November 2008, the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalties Act (“the Act”) seeks to give effect to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (“MPRDA”), namely Section 3 which [...]

Unauthorised Distributions, a Must Read !!

Hypothetical scenario: A company’s board of directors consists of three directors. Two of the three directors are the sole shareholders of the company. The two directors which are shareholders wish to declare and pay a [...]

The abc of agreements, what are they?

  In the corporate world, agreements and contracts are just some of the most common documents being signed and reviewed by one or more companies. Regardless if it’s a merger or acquisition, or any other [...]

Statutory Merger Defined

The Companies Act has introduced a new form of statutory merger which exists in addition to, and not in substitution for, the pre-existing methods used by companies wanting to effect business combinations, namely the sale [...]

Feedback on our trip to the States

  We flew to Atlanta, Georgia (16 hours) and then to San Francisco, California (a further 5 hours).   California’s “legal” population is 38 million, which is comparable with South Africa’s population of around 50 [...]

Off to the States we go !!

  Myself and my colleague Lionel Andrews are off to San Francisco to attend a meeting of members of SCG Legal for 2 days. We were approved as a member of SCG Legal during the [...]

Introduction to Private Company M&A

Mergers and Acquisitions, also known as M&A is defined as the act where companies of the same entity are involved in buying, selling, combining and / or dividing companies and assets. This is usually done [...]

Charlie’s latest published article – Dangers in Standard MOI’s

  Dangers in Standard MOIs    

Confidentiality Agreements: A Bare Necessity

Confidentiality can be found in all facets of life, whether it’s Peter Andre, a famous pop star who will only date people who sign a confidentiality agreement or a company entering into a transaction involving [...]