Corporate and commercial law

As companies seek growth beyond their home markets, they need to manage regulatory risks both at home and across borders.

Our corporate lawyers strive to provide effective and practical solutions.

We have extensive experience in commercial law, drafting, reviewing and commenting on various documents and transactions, including articles of association, and the following transactions:

  • Shareholders agreements,
  • Leases, Surerityship,
  • Joint Venture and Subcontracting Agreements
  • Agreements in terms of credit Agreements Act
  • Trusts
  • Service Level Agreements   (SLA’s)
  • Purchase Agreements, Options, Developments,  Agreements, Sale of Land   Agreements
  • Partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Sale and lease agreements for movable and immovable property
  • Supply manufacturing agreement.

Mketsu and associates counsels businesses in connection with their current contractual relationships with both domestic and international customers, suppliers, and distributors.

Our lawyers provide can advise you andy your team on all forms of commercial contracts to support your day-to-day and strategic business activities. 

Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is multi-faceted discipline. Since 2001, there has been renewed interest in corporate governance practices of modern corporations mainly due to the high-profile collapse of several large corporations world-wide.

Our corporate governance team was formed to provide advice that makes comprehensive business sense while ensuring an appropriate balance between compliance with corporate governance regulatory requirements and the optimization of organizational performance.

The firm established relationships and respected affiliations with various regulatory agencies in South Africa and other African countries, which means we are able to offer experienced advice throughout the African continent, as well as beyond, in developing reform and formulation in this dynamic area.

With corporate governance being the set of processes, customs, policies, laws, and institutions that affect the way a business is directed, administered or controlled, it is vital to have a leading team of experts such as ours that understands this complex area and is able to offer appropriate solutions to our client’s needs.

Mergers and Acquisitions

As part of its commercial law offering, the firm has shown extensive growth and clientele in mergers and acquisitions. we now offer an extensive service in all commercial contracts in a regulatory environment, our mergers and acquisitions team interfaces extensively with our firm’s specialist industry and business teams.

By combining financial, taxation, competition, regulatory and employment law expertise, the firm has become known for their value-generating role in corporate restructuring and commercial contracts. The employee and labour law aspects of these restructurings are addressed at the outset, minimising risk and ensuring proper management of these resources.

Our mergers and acquisitions practice also encompasses many medium-sized and smaller transactions, including those for emerging technology companies.

Our speciality services include but not limited to:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Privatisation
  • Corporate formations and listings
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Take-overs
  • Management buy-outs
  • Company sales and purchase
  • Due diligence investigations (commercial and human resources

Past Cases we’ve worked on

We have been responsible for handling some of the following matters, just to name a few:


We represented SARS in a dispute about the application and/or interpretation of the Small Business Tax Amnesty Legislation.


We represented North West Gambling Board on various cases against the illegal gambling industry.


We represented The National Department of Arts and Culture in various matters that include Contractual Disputes regarding their grants given to various entities. In addition to tender performance disputes and Labour issues within the department.


We represented small businesses against various government entities such as the National Energy Fund and its subsidiaries, as well as numerous matters regarding debt recovery and collection against corporate institutions.

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