COMMERCIAL LAW

Commercial Law Services
The Corporate and Commercial Law Department offer our clients a hands-on business focused service that provides solutions to the client’s real world problems.  We are not only experienced in the law but experienced in business which affords us the unique opportunity of being able to look at the issues from the client’s perspective.

Our aim is to create long-term partnerships with our clients through the provision of business orientated cutting edge advice.

Commercial contract expertise has been developed into one of our key service offerings. We assist clients by perusing their contracts and provide help with drafting of contracts such as sale agreements, lease agreements and building contracts.  We advise and assist company Boards and CEOs with drafting and registering any of the various forms of companies and trusts, and drawing up of Memoranda of Incorporation (MOI’s) and partnership agreements. We have registered Trusts to accommodate the BBBEE shareholding of numerous JSE listed companies.

The Shepperson team is adept at handling a wide range of litigation that can arise from property and general commercial contractual arrangements, including High Court actions, and administrative appeals.

Gareth is a member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa and a member of the SIRDAR Governance Panel. His experience in these entities, provide clients with additional discernment into the workings of Corporate Governance. We routinely advise companies and various other organisations on the entire spectrum of corporate governance issues and compliance with the latest regulatory requirements.
Contractual Law
Commercial contract expertise has been developed into one of our key service offerings. We assist clients by perusing their contracts and provide help with drafting of contracts such as sale agreements, lease agreements and building contracts.
Company and Trust Law
We advise and assist company Boards and CEOs with drafting and registering any of the various forms of companies and trusts, and drawing up of Memoranda of Incorporation (MOI’s) and partnership agreements. We have registered Trusts to accommodate the BBBEE shareholding of numerous JSE listed companies.
Commercial Litigation
The Shepperson team is adept at handling a wide range of litigation that can arise from property and general commercial contractual arrangements, including High Court actions, and administrative appeals.
Labour Law and Human Resources
South Africa has rapidly evolving labour law and human resources regulations that require specialist up to date knowledge and understanding. Through our association with specialists, we are able to offer comprehensive advice and assist with innovative solutions for employment problems. These are handled through an outsourced solution where you can rely on specialist Labour Law expertise, whilst being constantly supervised by your own attorney.
Corporate Governance
Gareth is a member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa (IoDSA) and a member of the SIRDAR Governance Panel. His experience in these entities, provide clients with additional discernment into the workings of Corporate Governance. We routinely advise companies and various other organisations on the entire spectrum of corporate governance issues and compliance with the latest regulatory requirements.
Business Rescue
With post graduate qualifications in Business Rescue Practice, we are conversant with all the legal mechanisms in Chapter 6 of the new Companies Act, we arrange total protection from creditors for your troubled business, while the Shepperson Business Turnaround Division apply their entrepreneurial knowledge to developing an effective turnaround strategy. Our access to venture capital will assist businesses with the necessary post-commencement finance required in their turnaround.
Sports and Entertainment
Gareth was a member of the Board of the Northerns Titans Cricket Franchise. He has an in-depth knowledge and passion for sport. Sports and Entertainment law has become increasingly important and complex, with major financial implications. We offer guidance on business strategy and assistance ranging from negotiating and drawing up of contracts, risk management, dispute resolution and protection, to protection of intellectual property rights.
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