Corporate & Commercial Law

We offer a full range of corporate and commercial law services.

We offer a full range of corporate and commercial law services.

A large part of our work in this area relates to managing complex transactions on behalf of our clients in collaboration with other specialist advisors (tax advisors, competition lawyers and economists, transaction advisors, book runners, sponsors, etc.), drafting complex legal agreements, opinions and other documents and performing due diligence.

Some of our recent corporate finance experience includes:

  • Refinancing of investment of a leading B-BBEE investment holding company.
  • Debt and equity financing by the PIC of a property investment company operating in the short-stay residential accommodation sector.
  • Raising debt and equity funding from the IDC for a transport infrastructure project.
  • Restructuring of acquisition finance.

We also regularly advise on a wide range of corporate governance and compliance matters, including the drafting of the board and shareholder resolutions; preparing shareholder agreements regulating the composition and functioning of the board and of board subcommittees; advising on compliance with the Companies Act and King Code; advising on the appointment of executive and non-executive directors; advising on directors’ responsibilities and the disclosure of personal interests; advising on quorum, meeting procedures, voting and special majority issues and advising on the appointment and removal of directors or officers.
Some of our other transactional and general corporate, commercial and securities work (both cross-border and domestic), includes advice on:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • deal structuring
  • asset acquisitions and disposals
  • transactions related to regulatory approvals and other dealings with regulators
  • fundamental transaction provisions of the Companies Act
  • capital raisings (debt and equity)
  • empowerment transactions
  • joint ventures and consortiums
  • corporate restructuring
  • large scale infrastructure development
  • public private partnerships
  • company formation
  • high value supply agreements (goods and services)
  • service level agreements
  • outsourcing agreements
  • contractual interpretation
  • Companies Act compliance
  • protection of intellectual property rights
  • confidentiality and non-disclosure
  • lease and sale of immovable property
  • legal compliance and gap analysis
  • board and shareholder advisory work, including advising on and preparing strategic company secretarial documentation

For expert legal counsel in Corporate and Commercial Law, contact our firm today.

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