We are a corporate and commercial law practice delivering a seamless global service.

With an impressive ability to advise on wide-ranging as well as country-specific legal issues, we provide clients with practical and commercial advice on various types of commercial agreements, including public and private procurement, manufacturing agreements and services agreements.

We work with corporates, businesses, financial services providers and the public sector.

Who We Are

Contentious and Non-Contentious Commercial Transactions

We operate as an integrated team, combining contentious and non-contentious expertise across all commercial transactions. With a growing risk of enforcement action in commercial transactions, this integrated approach is invaluable for clients.

Across Board Regulatory Sphere

We advise clients on legal regulatory and compliance issues across a broad range of areas including investment management, wealth management, private banking, investment funds, pension funds, mutual funds, private equity and retail banking.

Local and International Regulatory Expertise

Our lawyers provide business critical regulatory advice to financial services businesses and others affected by financial regulation. We understand the global regulatory framework for financial institutions, including the core principles of regulation.

We advise global financial services firms on emerging and complex governance, regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues.

Licensing, Authorisation and the Regulators

We provide our clients with business critical regulatory advice when acting on behalf of clients seeking authorisation of their businesses, during the course of trading (handling client monies, compliant conduct of business activities), in respect of their interface with the relevant regulators (inspection visits, regulatory filings, investigations and disciplinary proceedings), major developments such as substantial outsourcings, new products and business lines, restructuring, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, and end of life scenarios including business transfer schemes and schemes of arrangement.

Contentious and Non-Contentious Commercial Transactions

We operate as an integrated team, combining contentious and non-contentious expertise across all commercial transactions. With a growing risk of enforcement action in commercial transactions, this integrated approach is invaluable for clients.

Across Board Regulatory Sphere

We advise clients on legal regulatory and compliance issues across a broad range of areas including investment management, wealth management, private banking, investment funds, pension funds, mutual funds, private equity and retail banking.

Local and International Regulatory Expertise

Our lawyers provide business critical regulatory advice to financial services businesses and others affected by financial regulation. We understand the global regulatory framework for financial institutions, including the core principles of regulation.

We advise global financial services firms on emerging and complex governance, regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues.

Licensing, Authorisation and the Regulators

We provide our clients with business critical regulatory advice when acting on behalf of clients seeking authorisation of their businesses, during the course of trading (handling client monies, compliant conduct of business activities), in respect of their interface with the relevant regulators (inspection visits, regulatory filings, investigations and disciplinary proceedings), major developments such as substantial outsourcings, new products and business lines, restructuring, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, and end of life scenarios including business transfer schemes and schemes of arrangement.

Our Services

Corporate and Commercial Transactions

Structuring, Negotiating, Documenting and Implementing International Commercial Transactions.

Financial Services Regulation and Fund Formation

Advising financial institutions on the financial services laws applicable to them including but not limited to the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, the Financial Markets Act, the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, the Banks Act and the Financial Intelligence Centre Act.

Enforcement and Investigations

Monitoring anticipated revisions to regulation and making representations and submissions to the legislator where appropriate.

Who We Help

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS

  • Individuals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Small and medium size corporate’s
  • Large and Listed Entities
  • Non-profit Organisations

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Our clients include banking and non-banking financial institutions under the jurisdictions of the South African Reserve Bank and the Financial Services Board and related authorities including;

  • Retail Banks/building societies/mortgage funders
  • Government subsidiaries
  • Equipment leasing/vehicle financing companies
  • Housing associations
  • Major insurance companies
  • Investment firms
  • Insurance intermediaries

PUBLIC SECTOR

We also provide research, legal opinions and representation for public sector institutions.

Besong Africa

We provide integrated legal services throughout Africa from correspondent law firms in Douala, Abidjan, Accra, Harare and N’Djamena.

We work closely with top Nigerian firms and have strong relationships with other leading law firms across the rest of Africa.

We provide coverage of francophone OHADA jurisdictions across the continent (including Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal and Togo) from our correspondent’s office in Douala.

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