April 25, 2017

Can I amend my will?

Having a will is a final statement of how you want your assets to be managed after your death. However, sometimes you may want to change […]
April 25, 2017

How do I get copyright on something?

Whenever someone creates a piece of original work based on their own idea, they are automatically granted copyright on that creation. This includes work produced by […]
March 29, 2017

How to register a new company

The basic steps to register a company under the Companies Act of 2008 at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) involves certain forms and supporting […]
March 29, 2017

What happens if I never received the summons?

Imagine receiving the nasty surprise that default judgement has been entered against your name because of a summons that you have never even received. It is […]
March 29, 2017

Requirements to restore a deregistered company

There are various circumstances in which a company (or close corporation) can become deregistered at the CIPC. 1. The company itself can apply for deregistration at […]
March 29, 2017

Can I sue someone if they insult me?

Being insulted by another person can be hurtful, embarrassing and damaging. Much of the time we’re told just to develop a thicker skin and move on, […]
February 27, 2017

Why alternate dispute resolution (ADR) is so important

Disputes and hostilities are regrettably a part of life and more so a part of commercial and business interactions. Many disputes can be foreseen / foreshadowed […]
February 27, 2017

Cancelling a lease agreement early

If you want to end your contract early, this can only be done “in situations where the Consumer Protection Act or Rental Housing Act apply” – […]
February 27, 2017

What is a Title Deed?

If you are planning to buy a new property, you will need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you are […]
February 27, 2017

What makes a suretyship valid?

On 29 May 2015, in the case of Dormell Properties 282 CC v Bamberger[1], the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) set out the importance of, firstly, […]
May 14, 2019

Trustees’ duties and powers

All the powers of a trustee are ‘fiduciary’, which means that they must be exercised as follows: in the best interests of all the beneficiaries; only […]
May 3, 2019

Strategic Alliance with TGS

Dear client Brian Kahn Inc. (“BKI”) (www.briankahn.co.za) and TGS South Africa (www.tgs-global.com) (“TGS”) are delighted to announce their strategic alliance with the objective of sharing their […]
April 11, 2019

Strategic alliance with Mayer Jardim of Portugal

The so-called Golden Visa initiative by a number of countries throughout the world has attracted the attention of citizens of many countries but sifting through the […]
April 11, 2019

When does a foreign system of law apply to your contract?

Let’s say I own a company in South Africa that makes and sells jewellery. The company is hugely successful and attracts international clients. A client who […]
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