Corporate & commercial legal services across different practice areas
We offer a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial legal services across a number of different practice areas (or departments).
Our candidate attorneys are given the opportunity to rotate through various practice areas during their Practical Vocational Training. We firmly believe that candidate attorneys will achieve the best level of experience and learning through exposure to different practice areas. It is our intention to provide candidate attorneys with an opportunity to explore where their niche lies and gain wide ranging practical experience that will stand them in good stead wherever they may ultimately practice.
Competitive by nature?
Competition law covers economic competition between firms in market places. We advise our clients on merger requirements, dealing with complaints about anti-competitive conduct, new developments in competition law, and class-actions related to anti-competitive conduct.
Advantages for our CAs: Experience in regulatory matters and the Consumer Protection Act.
Corporate & Commercial
Fascinated by business?
We have one of the largest Corporate & Commercial practices in South Africa and receive many national and international awards for our work in this sector.
This team deals with mergers and acquisitions, drafting commercial agreements, and a range of commercial issues, such as corporate governance, the Companies Act, broad-based black economic empowerment and JSE listings.
Advantages for our CAs: Practical and drafting experience.
A litigator at heart?
Our dispute resolution team litigates in South African courts at all levels and has experience in resolving conflict through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration and mediation.
Dispute resolution work includes consulting with clients, drafting court notices and pleadings, conducting legal research and attending court proceedings.
Advantages for our CAs: Work on high-profile disputes with top attorneys and counsel, primarily in High Court litigation.
Interested in employment law?
Employment law is constantly evolving and there have been significant changes to employment legislation over the last few years.
Employment matters involve business, labour and government, and the scope of work includes employment dispute resolution; consulting on non-litigious employment law matters; training clients on legislative amendments; drafting agreements and policies; and collective bargaining.
Advantages for our CAs: Mastering a diverse and challenging sector and developing a range of skills.
Care about the environment?
Our Environmental team advises on environmental compliance, health and safety, land use and heritage law, among other things.
Work in this team includes due diligence investigations, environmental litigation, legislative drafting, training and contract drafting.
Advantages for our CAs: Exposure to a wide range of legal skills and gaining specialist knowledge about environmental law.
Finance & Banking
Intrigued by the financial and banking environment?
Our Finance & Banking team has experience and expertise in all areas of finance law, project finance, commodity trading finance, general banking and financial services, including acquisition finance, debt capital markets and public-private partnerships.
Advantages for our CAs: Working in this team is challenging and rewarding and provides the opportunity to work with renowned specialist lawyers.
Pro Bono & Human Rights
Driven by a passion for justice?
We are committed to pro bono work and our corporate social responsibility. All professionals in the firm, including our candidate attorneys, contribute to our corporate responsibility commitments. Our Pro Bono & Human Rights practice is involved in various matters of public importance, working closely with NGOs, NPOs and other community-based organisations.
Advantages for our CAs: Gaining invaluable perspective and skills through exposure to a wide range of matters.
Real Estate Law
Interested in real estate?
Our Real Estate practice is ranked as one of the best in the country. The team handles general notarial and conveyancing work, with a core focus on commercial real estate transactions.
Advantages for our CAs: Exposure to a variety of matters and learning the intricate and complex procedures and practices in this field.
Tax & Exchange Control
Is tax your fit?
Tax law is a dynamic specialisation and our Tax team provides clear and practical solutions to clients on matters including tax advice, tax reviews, due diligence investigations, tax dispute resolution, exchange control, tax training and tax management.
Advantages for our CAs: Gaining specialist knowledge of tax law and honing vital legal skills.
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Our Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice is the oldest of its kind in South Africa and includes the largest Information and Communication Technology and Outsourcing practice in the country. The evolving nature of the sector makes it an exciting field in which to practice law. Data protection and privacy laws are a core part of the work in this sector.
Advantages for our CAs: Sound training and great exposure to this dynamic field of law.
Trusts & Estates
Interested in estate law?
We are one of the few firms in South Africa with a dedicated trusts and estates administration service. Our experienced lawyers in this team concentrate exclusively on matters relating to trusts and the administration of estates. Our services include providing estate planning advice, assisting with the formation and registration, governance and administration of trusts, drafting and updating wills, estate administration, and assisting with dispute resolution in contentious trusts.
Advantages for our CAs: Extensive training in estate law and a firm grounding in drafting.