Commercial law, property law


Commercial law in South Africa is governed by two main focal points; commercial contracts and litigation.

Our attorneys are fully capable of assisting and advising you in the drafting and perusing of any and all agreements and contracts necessary in the commercial sector. In so doing, we pride ourselves in meeting your expectations while focusing on your best interests, and providing advice which is both legally and commercially sound.

The second aspect of commercial law in South Africa is litigation. There are many instances where businesses in the commercial sector may require legal representation and advice when being sued, or require the assistance of an attorney to institute legal proceedings against individuals, groups or corporations. By contacting our attorneys, you ensure that your commercial law practitioner will be able to assist you effectively and expediently with the focus on an outcome which is commercially beneficial to you.

Other commercial law services we provide include:
  • Legal representation in Arbitration matters.
  • Liquidation, sequestration and business rescue matters
  • Registration of companies, close corporations and trusts
  • Drafting of purchase, lease, partnership, share sale, association agreements, shareholders agreements and others ancillary thereto
  • Standard terms and conditions, application for credit, suretyship and securities.
  • Drafting of employment agreements, commission based agreements and service level agreements
  • Tender documentation and compliance
  • Franchise agreements
The Rights of Unmarried Biological Fathers in relation to their Child
March 2018
What are the parental rights of a child's biological father if he and the mother of the child are not married? Can he be refused access to his child?

Duties and Liabilities of Directors
February 2018
The recent Steinhoff debacle has dominated conversation across South Africa and in light of this, the duties and liabilities of directors has found renewed interest with Markus Jooste’s actions forming the basis of the debate. This article will attempt to provide some clarity on the role of directors and the fiduciary duties they may owe to the company, and in doing so may provide the reader with a better understanding of the matter.

Avoiding high cost litigation with Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
February 2018
Dealing with workplace disputes in a professional, effective and timely manner is important to maintaining a healthy work environment for all. Businesses should have specific policies in place in terms of dispute management to ensure that disputes are always resolved internally in a fair and uniform manner.

MLV on Radio Helderberg

Tune into Radio Helderberg 93.6 every Wednesday for "Regskolom" at 14h30 to hear one of the legal professionals from Malan Lourens Viljoen share insights into the legal world.


Malan Lourens Viljoen Inc
9 B Gardner Williams Ave, Paardevlei,
Somerset West, 7130
P O Box 1029, Strand, 7139

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