Commercial Law

Commercial law involves legal work and advice in relation to agreements entered into in the broad areas of business, trade, commerce, sales, and consumer transactions.

The importance of a well drafted agreement cannot be over-emphasised. By consulting with a professional for advice it is possible to manage risk, avoid unnecessary disputes, limit liability and avoid unintended legal obligations.

We have a large amount of experience in this field and our services include but are not limited to :

  • The negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts including all types of sale agreements, supply agreements, lease agreements, partnership agreements, shareholders’ agreements , association agreements, joint venture agreements, and franchise agreements.
  • Advice relating to the entering into of any commercial contracts
  • Advice on the structuring of transactions
  • Advice on the selection of the most appropriate entity for transactions
  • Advising on shareholder, member and/or partnership rights
  • Purchases or sales of shares
  • Sales of businesses as going concerns
  • Purchases or sales of assets from businesses
  • The formation and registration of trusts
  • The registration of Non-Profit Organisations


Contact persons for this area of practice:

PartnersAdriaan SmutsKhadija Dockrat
Associate: Willem Van Rensburg


Khadija Dockrat
Home Areas of Practice Commercial Law