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Tuesday, 24 June 2008 09:24

Legal Services to be offered

Aviation

  • Aircraft insurance and claims
  • Aircraft Purchase. Leasing and financing
  • Charter arrangements

Banking, Finance and Securities

  • Banking and financial product development
  • Corporate housing schemes
  • Debt and equity financing of acquisitions, take-overs and mergers
  • Derivatives and derivative products
  • Domestic and international trade and export credit financing
  • Electronic banking
  • Equipment and asset financing including leasing, leverage leasing, installment sales and credit sales
  • Exchange control
  • General banking operations and dispute resolutions
  • Inter-bank development
  • Listing of securities and financial instruments on the relevant exchanges
  • Project and structured financing
  • Securities: Futures and commodity trading
  • Securities lending
  • Securities syndicated lending and finance

Black Economic Empowerment

  • Black Economic Empowerment strategy and policy
  • Compliance with industry charters, scorecards and enterprise definitions
  • Compliance with skills development and employment equity legislation
  • Structuring of Black Economic Empowerment, transactions

Building and construction

  • Building and engineering contracts
  • International and local housing projects
  • Construction and engineering claims, disputes, and alternative dispute resolution
  • Guarantees, including performance and retention guarantees
  • Professional engagement contracts
  • Project development, finance and management contracts

Commercial

  • General commercial agreements
  • Franchising, licensing, distribution and agency agreements
  • Partnerships and joint venture agreements
  • Sale and lease agreements for movable and immovable property
  • Supply and manufacturing agreements

Competition/anti-trust

  • Competition law compliance investigations
  • Exemption applications
  • Instituting and defending complaints
  • Merger notifications
  • Interim relief applications

Constitutional Law

  • Defending and upholding constitutional rights

Corporate

  • Corporate finance agreements
  • Corporate governance
  • Formation of all forms of corporate entities including companies, close corporations, business trusts
  • Formation of share incentive schemes and trusts
  • JSE and SRP compliance
  • Registration of external companies
  • Rights offers, debenture issues and scrip dividends
  • Schemes arrangement
  • Section 21 companies, incorporated and unincorporated clubs and societies
  • Share buy-backs
  • Stock Exchange listings, public offerings, private placing and underwriting

Employment

  • Employee disputes and arbitration before the CCMA and Labour Court
  • Employee incentive schemes
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment equity compliance
  • Employment law implications of mergers and acquisitions
  • Health and safety regulations and compliance
  • Restraints of trade
  • Termination of employment, retrenchment and redundancy
  • Personal injury and workman's compensation
  • Unfair dismissals

Entertainment

  • Chain of title
  • Financing, production and location agreements
  • Artists' agreements, employments and work permit applications
  • Sport and event sponsorships

Environmental Law

  • Environmental legal assessments and audits
  • Compliance and environmental legislation

Healthcare

  • Pharmaceutical and medical legislation
  • Medical claims and schemes

Insolvency

  • Judicial management
  • Restructuring and refinancing of companies
  • Schemes of arrangement and offers of compromise

Insurance

  • Establishment of captive insurance companies
  • Insurance claims and disputes
  • Screening of brokers
  • Shipping and marine insurance.
  • Taxation of insurance companies
  • Acquisition, disposal and restructuring of insurance companies
  • Advising on policy documents

Corporate lawyers/Arbitration/ADR

  • Provision of arbitrators and mediators for commercial building, engineering and information technology disputes
  • Arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Commercial dispute resolutions
  • Defamation
  • Product liability claims
  • Professional negligence claims

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Structuring of mergers and acquisitions
  • Unbundling transactions
  • Corporate restructuring and reorganisation
  • Due diligence and investigations and audits
  • Management and leveraged buy-outs
  • Schemes of arrangement

Mining and Minerals

  • Oil and gas contracts. Refining and processing contracts
  • Maintenance of mineral rights, prospecting rights, mining rights, prospecting permits, mining authorizations
  • Environmental and rehabilitation issues

Property Law

  • Property trusts
  • Residential, commercial and industrial property transactions
  • Township proclamation and development
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Expropriations
  • Housing schemes, including low cost housing, retirement development, sectional title, title, share-block and time-share schemes.
  • Mortgage and participation bonds
  • Mortgage finance schemes
  • Property portfolio and development financing

State Restructuring

  • Public private partnerships
  • Assets
  • Corporatisations

Shipping and International Trade

  • Logistics management and outsourcing
  • Maritime law
  • Bulk storage, freight forwarding and handling
  • International and local tax planning
  • Purchase, sale and lease of ships and containers.
  • Tariffs and anti-dumping

Taxation

  • Objections and appeals
  • Review of tax structures
  • Secondary tax on companies
  • Capital gains tax
  • Income tax advice

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Standard provider terms and conditions, user policies and disclaimers
  • Barter and airtime sponsorship agreements
  • Media production including standard commissioning, distribution, license, barter deals and spin-off agreements
  • Press freedom and mass media liability
  • Promotional competitions, trade promotions and advertising regulation
  • Publishing, printing and distribution, agreements
  • E-Business transaction processing
  • Strategic sourcing, including outsourcing, system implementation and integrator agreements
  • Service level scoping and management
  • And management
  • Technology policy
  • Broadcasting, telecommunications and convergence regulation
  • Hardware supply procurement, leasing and management
  • Hosting services
  • Interconnection and facilities leasing
  • Network development and consulting agreements
  • Software licensing and management

Trusts & Estates

  • Estate planning
  • Administration of estates and trusts
  • Formation of inter vivo and will trusts

Trade Marks and Copyright

  • Passing-off and unlawful competition
  • Trade mark registrations, maintenance and protection
  • Copyright protection
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