Who we are

Who we are

Besong Attorneys Inc is a well-established, boutique business law firm based in Sandton, Johannesburg South Africa.

We offer a full range of corporate and commercial legal services, including but not limited to, a comprehensive private equity and investment banking service, mergers and acquisitions, property law, dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration, employment, finance, company restructuring, real estate, tax, trusts and estates.

The firm’s client base includes local, national and international companies across a broad range of sectors, ranging from emerging business to multi-nationals, as well as public sector organisations.

As a new generation law firm, we have faced the challenges of empowerment and transformation by taking a leading role through the creation of a new generation multi-disciplinary law firm that addresses the needs of their clients following a holistic approach. Our clients have the advantage of being advised by lawyers that combine extensive commercial law expertise with a specialist knowledge of the African economy, have a reputation for innovation and futuristic problem-solving approaches.

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.

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.

Doing Business in 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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