Our Services

Corporate and Commercial Transactions

  • Formation
  • Administration
  • Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Asset Purchases
  • Financings
  • All Types of Contractual Matters
  • Commercial Property Acquisitions
  • Financings
  • Leasing
  • Partition
  • Development
  • Title Clearance
  • General Contractor and Architectural Agreements
  • Residential Closings
  • Structuring, Negotiating, Documenting and Implementing International Commercial Transactions
  • Work with Foreign Counsel
  • Trust and Estates
  • Intellectual Property Matters and disputes
  • Trademark and copyright protection applications

Financial Services Regulation and Fund Formation

  • advising on the practical implications of new laws, rules and regulations
  • advice on dealing with the FSB, SARB and other regulatory authorities
  • transaction structuring, from a regulatory perspective
  • regulatory due diligence
  • regulatory impact of internal restructuring
  • regulatory compliance (contentious and non-contentious)
  • acting as external compliance officer for FSPs
  • FSB licensing applications
  • SARB licensing applications
  • applications and complaints with the Ombudsmen (Financial Services)
  • 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
  • establishment of representative offices and branches of banks
  • establishment of private equity funds
  • structuring and advice on fund regulations and private equity funds and how they affect fund managers
  • restructuring funds, taking into account the new regulations
  • assisting our clients with Category II and IIA, III, IV, V licence applications
  • furnishing opinions on the financial services laws and regulations applicable to fund managers, including but not limited to: the FAIS Act, the CISCA and the Financial Markets Act
  • drafting of agreements between local and offshore managers, such as sub-advisory agreements

Enforcement and Investigations

Our financial services regulatory lawyers advise our clients to help them meet the technical and commercial challenge of dealing with intrusive regulation and investigation, this includes:

  • compliance
  • defence against regulatory intervention market conduct advice
  • variations of permission
  • waiver applications
  • exemptions
  • detailed specific internal audits and investigations
  • regulatory capital and liquidity advice; assisting with remedial actions
  • negotiation with third parties in contracts to reflect the regulatory requirements
  • monitoring anticipated revisions to regulation and making representations and submissions to the legislator where appropriate

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