Commercial

July 16, 2020

Think Twice Before Using an Image from Google

In February 2018, Google made a distinctive change to their image search engine. Where previously you were able to open an image file directly from a […]
June 2, 2020

Business Rescue vs Liquidation: What is the difference?

South Africa has been experiencing very slow economic growth and international rating agencies have subsequently downgraded South Africa’s investment outlook to “junk status”. This, and a […]
June 2, 2020

Does force majeure apply during COVID-19

Common Law position – in absence of a “force majeure” clause A force majeure is an act of God or man (such as a war, strike, […]
May 18, 2020

COVID-19: MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS AMIDST A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

The current COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every aspect of society, disrupting the global economy and devastating both small and large business alike.  With regard to […]
May 18, 2020

#COVID-19: TOUGH DECISIONS – BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND THE ROLE OF DIRECTORS (PART 1)

South Africa has not escaped the damaging economic effects brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The country’s already strained economy is reeling from the adverse […]
May 18, 2020

COVID-19: FORCE MAJEURE AND THE ACTIONS OF RESPONSIBLE CORPORATE CITIZENS

On 9 April 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown by a further two weeks.  In his announcement, the President appealed to […]
May 18, 2020

COVID-19: LANDLORD AND TENANT RELATIONSHIPS IN COMMERCIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS   

The effects of the national lockdown and the progressive spread of the Coronavirus will undoubtedly continue to have a significant and long – lasting impact on […]
March 2, 2020

Understanding mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are a natural process of any business, although not all businesses go through this form of transition. Merging is when two companies […]
February 25, 2020

Electronic signing of documentation

The commercial world is currently moving to greater levels of digitisation. Organisations are implementing automated and electronic solutions in an effort to improve efficiency and better […]