Publications

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 [...]

Delivery – A General Note

The minimum transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer is delivery of the item sold. Ownership will never be transferred to the buyer where delivery has not been affected, even if the buyer [...]

Jason a Thought Leader in Corporate Law !!

Jason of our office has been invited to speak at a leading conference arranged by the Institute of Charted Secretaries. The fact that he was invited amongst very prominent industry heavy weights shows that Jason [...]

Best Interest of the Company

Legal Question: The term “best interest of the Company” does that only refer to the shareholders of the Company as a collective group or does it include the other stakeholders such as employees, creditors and [...]