COMMERCIAL 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
FEATURED NEWS
Antenuptial Contracts
May 2018
The default matrimonial property law regime in South Africa is a marriage in community of property. This ensures that should the parties to the marriage enter into no agreement prior to signing the marriage register, the parties will be perceived to be married in community of property and share one joint estate including all the assets and liabilities of each party. To prevent this automatic consequence in our law, one needs to sign an Antenuptial Contract before signing the marriage register.

Cohabitation Relationships and its consequences
April 2018
South African law does not currently regulate cohabitation relationships and life partnerships, nor afford the same protection as those who are married in terms of the Civil Union and Marriage Act. It is therefore regulated by Common Law (rules that are not codified in legislation), however there is some legislative protection afforded.

Protection of Minority Shareholders
March 2018
Minority shareholders in both Companies and Close Corporations (members) enjoy a measure of protection against unfairly prejudicial, unjust or inequitable acts that arise from the conduct of majority shareholders or the Company.

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?

Contact Us
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Somerset West, 7130
P O Box 1029,
Strand, 7139

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Fax +27 21 854 6300
Email admin@mlalaw.co.za
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