Publications

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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” »