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Company law and the relationship between shareholders is the foundation of all organisations. You can trade as a sole proprietor, but often you will find that you need the legal protection an entity or ‘legal person’ provides. We’ll ensure that understand the potential opportunities and pitfalls of these Acts and regulations, to ensure you are protected and that your experience is a positive one.

We can help you structure your business correctly, register a company, draft shareholders agreements and MOI’s and manage the relationship between shareholders and ensure that key people are vested in the organisation’s success.

Read more about Company Law and Shareholders and how we can assist you. Below you will find our most recent Insights on companies and corporations. We consider the Companies Act in many countries which deal with issues like the memorandum of incorporation (MOI) and shareholder agreements.

Shareholder Relationships can be the Mother of all Disputes

Good shareholder relationships are important. According to the Romans, community of property or co-ownership was the mother of all disputes. And this still holds true today. How often does the following scenario play out? Shareholder Relationships can go Wrong Two [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:37+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , , , |

Director vs Shareholder and the Types of Directors

Many people get confused about the distinction between director vs shareholder. Both have different types of control over their companies, but in very different ways. These differences are important to understand. Director vs Shareholder A shareholder owns (or holds) shares issued by [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:45+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Categories: Company Law|

Joint Venture Partnerships

Partnerships are legal relationships which are based on contracts where two or more people (or companies) agree to carry on business together with the object of making and sharing profits. Partnerships generally involve an ongoing business relationship. Joint venture partnerships [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:46+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , |

Difference between Member and Shareholder

Many people ask us about the difference between member and shareholder. They are similar but distinct, and it is important to know how they differ. Difference between member and shareholder The term "member" has different meanings in different contexts. In a non-profit company, a member is [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:55+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , |

South African Reserve Bank vs Mark Shuttleworth

You may have heard the news regarding the recent Constitutional Court decision involving of South African Reserve Bank vs Mark Shuttleworth. It raises interesting questions for anyone who owns (or is thinking of starting) an IT business in South Africa. If [...]

By | 2016-12-19T16:50:05+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , , , |