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You have cleaned out the storeroom during lock down but have you looked at getting your company’s documents in order?

By |2020-04-26T13:25:13+01:00April 26th, 2020|Commercial Law|

The financial and operational stress placed on many businesses as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown may inevitably result in restructure of ownership, whether voluntary or by agreement.  If your business is a company or close corporation (also referred to as a "CC" of which there are still a number in existence, even though new CCs cannot be registered) you may be re-considering how your business needs to change in order to be sustainable in the future, or you may be looking at your business with renewed focus which may necessitate a change in ownership whether by the exit of shareholders (or members in the case of a CC) or the introduction of new ones.

The Non-Disclosure Agreement

By |2019-11-25T08:34:13+00:00November 25th, 2019|Commercial Law|

A non-disclosure agreement signed before a formal legal agreement is entered into to govern the business relationship between parties (such as a supply of goods or services or licence agreement) should generally have only a very narrow scope.

The big question: Discounting Transaction or Incidental Credit?

By |2019-10-04T05:41:14+01:00February 18th, 2019|Commercial Law, Commercial Law, Consumer|

A question often asked, and understandably so, is what is the difference between a discounting transaction and an incidental credit transaction? On first glance at the definitions in the National Credit Act, 2005 (the “NCA”) they seem almost identical, but one needs to look at the nature of the transaction to differentiate between the two.

Electronic contracts – what is the legal status of concluding a contract online or via email and is a person’s signature sufficient to satisfy the requirements of an electronic signature?

By |2019-10-04T05:41:26+01:00September 12th, 2018|Commercial Law, ICT Law|

Concluding a contract online or by email by means of a data message or using an electronic signature can cause uncertainty in terms of whether the contract is legally enforceable.  However, with the introduction of [...]