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Commercial

South Africa

Contractual arrangements attuned to the sectors and markets in which you operate are key.

Whether you require advice on supply arrangements, services agreements, technology or telecommunications contracts, intellectual property licensing, manufacturing agreements, consumer arrangements, software licensing, outsourcing or any other bespoke commercial arrangement, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you.

We are market-leading practitioners and have shaped many of the landmark deals in the sectors which we serve. 
This means that we do not simply counsel our clients on how to paper their transactions, but work with them from the start to advise on structure which is most effective for them, and leverage the vast experience our senior professionals have acquired through their years of operating in our dynamic industry across a variety of sectors, operations and markets .

Our commercial lawyers also benefit from the support of colleagues expert in complementary legal areas including specialists in tax and exchange control law, banking and finance arrangements, dispute resolution, corporate investigations, competition law and a variety of other areas.

Our approach

We work towards understanding our client’s business operations in order to tailor our services as required,  If an issue is relevant to the transaction or commercial work or our client we partner with our clients to resolve it.

We appreciate the time sensitive nature of our client’s needs and provide effective and efficient solutions for the corporate and commercial aspects of our client’s business both in terms of general requirements and specific corporate opportunities being explored. 

Our integrated corporate and commercial team is fully equipped and able to progress your commercial objectives and advise on a variety of issues including: 

  • Black Economic Empowerment 
  • business trusts 
  • capital markets 
  • conducting legal due diligence investigations 
  • corporate governance 
  • corporate restructuring 
  • equity capital markets 
  • establishment of business entities 
  • exchange control 
  • general corporate and commercial issues 
  • investment funds 
  • mergers and acquisitions 
  • private equity 
  • take-overs 
  • transaction structuring
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