Summary of my recent Brazil trip

  For the benefit of those who weren’t aware, I was invited by a legal association of independent leading corporate and commercial practitioners, named SCG Legal, to attend one of their meetings in June 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and to address the group and make a case for our membership. SCG Legal has existed [...]

Ideals in Regards to the Negotiation of Contracts

There are a lot of different points in life where people of all backgrounds need to engage in negotiations. This might seem odd to some, but it’s a reality that many have to deal with in regards to daily commerce, and others have to deal on a corporate and even political level. There are some [...]

Business Agreements

Every business is based on agreements, and agreements should be put in writing. There are various common business agreements like sale agreements, joint venture agreements, agency agreements, trade agreements, distribution agreements, and franchise agreements. Sales Agreement The sales agreement is the most common of all the business agreements. It involves the buyer and the seller [...]

Competition Law – Stay Within The Framework

When it comes to competing with other businesses there are statutes in place to make sure that everything goes forward fairly. Many companies assume that the business world is a cutthroat place, but when it comes to the legal matters, there are limitations to competing with other companies in the same marketplace, and when violations [...]

Visit to Brazil in June

I am travelling to Brazil in June to meet with partners of commercial law firms across the globe. I am very excited since I have been afforded the opportunity to address the group for an hour and a half on the subject of doing business in South Africa. As I progress with the preparation of [...]

Announcement – Dealmakers – 1 st Quarter 2013 results

We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your valued support and to proudly announce that we have just been ranked 4th for “Mergers and Acquisitions by deal flow”  in the whole of South Africa by “Dealmakers” in their latest publication of their legal advisors category. What makes this rating significant is [...]

Mergers & Acquisitions – In future all deals will be done like this

  There is an element of predictability in the rules and practices that businesses will apply to merger and acquisition deals moving forward. When one evaluates current trends, regulations and risks it is fairly easy to determine how the commercial landscape is changing and what the new rules will be. Future Practices: To start with, [...]

Evaluating a Corporate Lawyer: Choosing the Right Person to Help You with Your Business’ Success

Majority of us tend to choose a corporate lawyer, the way they choose a CPA, dentist or a doctor. Usually, people who wanted to start their own business will ask a friend or someone trustworthy for referrals. While some people ask the things that they like about the person, why they are considered as the [...]

Important Parts of a Written Contract

A written agreement or a contract, needs several parts for it to become valid and legal. First and foremost, you have to know and understand what the ABC of agreements is. These are the things that every contract must have. It’s not just the format that matters, but the content matters as well. This avoids [...]

Level 1 Contributor BEE Rating achieved!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that we have obtained a level 1 contributor BEE status, independently audited and verified. Furthermore, we worked towards this goal of our own accord and without external pressure to improve our BEE status. It is important for us to be ahead of the proverbial curve in the [...]

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