Corporate and Commercial

Our Corporate and Commercial team comprises of some of the most experienced corporate attorneys in the Eastern Cape having worked on domestic and cross-border transactions. Our philosophy is that we are more than just lawyers but rather business partners providing innovative and strategic legal solutions to complicated problems.

Our offering in Corporate and Commercial includes:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Disposals of assets
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Corporate structuring and restructuring
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Formation and registration of various business vehicles such as trusts and companies
  • Civil and commercial litigation

Employment and Labour Law

Our firm has knowledge and experience in both corporate and dispute related employment law. We have advised local and foreign corporates on their work place policies as well as employment of local and foreign nationals and advised employers on resolving workplace disputes.

Our employment related services include:

  • Drafting employment contracts as well as consultancy agreements
  • Drafting workplace policies
  • Chairing of disciplinary hearings
  • Attending CCMA and Labour Court disputes
  • Dealing with trade union matters
  • Retrenchments and restructuring
  • Development of HR/IR policies, procedures and strategies

Estate Planning and Administration of Deceased Estates

Estate planning is the arrangement, during your life, of the management and disposal of your estate during your life and after death, while minimizing estate duty. The administration of deceased estates involves the executor of the estate validly disposing of the property of the deceased which often is a complex process. We understand that losing a loved one is a very difficult time for those left behind, we will assist you with processing the estate and ensure final distribution to the beneficiaries as timeous as possible. We also work under the supervision of renowned Islamic scholars in drawing Sharia compliant wills and disposing of the deceased estate in accordance with Islamic laws.

Our offering in the estate planning and administration law includes:

  • Drawing of wills
  • The drawing of testamentary and intervivos trusts
  • The administration of deceased estates
  • Attendance to the deceased estate transfers (providing one central point for the administration and transfer of immovable property)
  • Estate planning

Property Law

Our property team offers a wide range of legal services in all areas of property law, conveyancing and notarial practise. We advise on a variety of transactions, including residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, disposals as well as notarial long term leases. We also service all the leading banks in respect of registration of notarial bonds, mortgage bonds, surety bonds and continuing covering bonds.

Our offering in property law includes:

  • Sale and acquisition of residential and commercial properties including registration of mortgage bonds
  • Opening of township registers and sectional title schemes
  • Property development
  • Consolidation and subdivision of land
  • Registration of servitudes

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  • Opening of townships and liaising with Government to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation specifically in regards to title deed restoration projects with the Department of Housing
  • Land use rights
  • Commercial developments and investments
  • Notarial bonds
  • Notarial leases
  • Project management on various property developments