March 27, 2019

Can a handshake be trusted?

A verbal or gentlemen’s agreement is simple and convenient, especially when a transaction is deemed to be straightforward and uncomplicated. Although it is general practice to […]
March 18, 2019

The timing of business financing

Sufficient cash flows to enable a business to function at optimal levels during a financial cycle is paramount.  Whether you have a seasonal business, are anticipating […]
February 28, 2019

Shareholders’ agreements 101

A shareholders’ agreement is often explained as a document regulating the relationship between the shareholders of a company. However, there is much more to a shareholders’ […]
February 28, 2019

How to succeed as an entrepreneur

“A person who sets up a business, taking on financial and other risks in the hope of profit”, is called an entrepreneur. Synonyms include hustler, wheeler-dealer, […]
January 30, 2019

Benefits of “the cloud” you probably have not yet considered

Technology has influenced a whole new vocabulary over the last few years, especially with relevance to the financial sector. How many people would have been able […]
November 1, 2018

What is the value of a restraint of trade in an agreement?

A restraint of trade is a clause that will typically be included in an employment agreement. Under the terms of this clause, the employee or person […]
October 1, 2018

When should a contract be signed in the presence of witnesses and is it a formal requirement for a valid and binding agreement?

During the signing of documents, it is common for two witnesses to sign the document together with the contracting parties. The purpose of this is that if a […]
October 1, 2018

Wanneer moet ’n kontrak in die teenwoordigheid van getuies onderteken word en is dit ’n formaliteitsvereiste vir ’n geldige en bindende ooreenkoms?

Tydens die ondertekening van dokumente word daar algemeen voorsiening gemaak vir twee getuies om die dokument saam met die kontrakterende partye te onderteken. Die doel hiervan is dat, sou daar […]
July 31, 2018

Wat is ’n noulettenheidsondersoek en wat is die doel daarvan?

Dit is algemeen om die term “noulettenheidsondersoek” of due diligence (“DD”) te hoor tydens gesprekke wat gevoer word oor die moontlike koop, verkoop, samesmelting of amalgamasie […]