Its our commitment to clients that we provide individual, strategic and well concieved advise in most areas of national and international business law.

OUR FIRM'S PHILOSOPHY

Europlaw Group has built an employee-team of senior and rich experienced professionals from law, auditing, investment banking, escrow and real estate domains that work closely with clients without compromising on dedication, integrity and ambition.

Clients benefit from the team’s rich industry and domain knowledge in every business transactions they have.

THE PARTNERS

Europlaw Lawyers, at each of their office locations, has dynamic and flexible teams. The team, with senior partners, offer personal attention to clients.

The team consists of experienced Laywers, Legal Advisors, Advocates and Notaries that has rich experience from different areas of application. Exploring the proximitiy to the corporate world and with this team in place, we get more done for you with decent pricing best compared with competition.

PRINCIPLES OF ADVICE

Irrespective of your industry domains, type and business objetives, our full-service team at Europlaw Lawyers advise you on entire range of business laws. Services range from human resources law to business competiton laws, from domestic challenges to highly complicated transnational projects.

The team offers expert advises to you on all your legal questions and transaction needs.

THE CLIENTS

 

Critical success factors for us are:

  • Our clients’ satisfaction and success that form important benchmark for our service quality.
  • Our customized concepts and solutions offered at fair & competitive pricing.
  • Our commitment to keep augmenting our offerings and quality team.

Since we work in the geographies of Africa, Europe, United States of America, Latin America, Russia, China and India, we offer a great experience of cross-border industry and legal expertise to our Europlaw Laywers clients. This helps our clients that operate globally with multi-national businesses and different cultures.

Europlaw Lawyers enjoys pronounced specialization and specific industry knowledge that help clients right from largest economy to private individuals. This continuous upgradation of professional expertise in business law and special industry knowledge helps us offer superior service quality and advises to our clients. Especially clients from real estate both buyers and sellers benefit from our legal competence and transactional experience.

THE SERVICES

We represent the following professional, industry and legal areas and many more:

Aviation

Aircraft insurance and claims

Aircraft Purchase, Leasing and Financing

Charter arrangements

Banking, Finance and Securities

Banking and financial product development

Electronic banking

Listing of securities and financial instruments on the relevant exchanges

Corporate Housing schemes

Equipment and asset financing including leasing, leverage leasing, instalment sales and credit sales

Project and structured financing

Debt and equity financing of acquisitions, take-overs and mergers

Exchange control

Securities, futures and commodity trading

Derivatives and derivative products

General banking operations and litigation

Securities lending

Domestic and international trade and export credit financing

Inter-bank development

Securitisation Syndicated lending and finance

Building and Construction

Building and engineering contracts

Construction and engineering claims, disputes, litigation and alternative dispute resolution

Professional engagement contracts

International and local housing projects

Project development, finance and management contracts

Guarantees, including performance and retention guarantees

Commercial

General commercial agreements

Partnerships and joint venture agreements

Supply and manufacturing agreements

Franchising, licensing, distribution and agency agreements

Sale and lease agreements for movable and immovable property

Competition/ anti-trust

Competion law and compliance investigations

Exemption applications

Instituting and defending complaints 

Merger notifications

Interim relief applications

Constitutional Law

Defending and upholding constitutional rights

Corporate

Corporate finance agreements

Registration of external companies

Share buy-backs

Corporate governance

Formation of all forms of corporate entities, including companies, close corporations business trusts

Rights offers, debenture issues and scrip dividends

Stock Exchange listings, public offerings, private placing and underwriting

Formation of share incentive schemes and trusts

JSE and SRP compliance

Schemes of arrangement

Section 21 companies, incorporated and unincorporated clubs and societies

Employment

Employee disputes and litigation before the CCMA and Labour Court 

Employee incentive schemes 

Employment contracts 

Employment equity compliance

Employment law implications of mergers and acquisitions 

Health and safety regulations and compliance 

Restraints of trade

Termination of employment, retrenchment and redundancy

Personal injury and workman's compensation 

Unfair dismissals

Entertainment

Financing, production and location agreements

Artists' agreements, employment agreements and work permit applications

Sport and event sponsorships 

Environmental Law

Environmental legal assessments and audits

Compliance with environmental legislation

Healthcare

Pharmaceutical and medical legislation

Medical claims and schemes

Insolvency

Judicial management 

Liquidations 

Restructuring and refinancing of companies

Sequestration and rehabilitation

Schemes of arrangement and offers of compromise

Insurance

Establishment of captive insurance companies 

Insurance claims and disputes

Screening of brokers.

Shipping and marine insurance Taxation of insurance companies

Acquisition, disposal and restructuring of insurance companies 

Advising on policy documents

Litigation / Arbitration / ADR

Provision of arbitrators and mediators for commercial, building, engineering and information technology disputes

Arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution 

Commercial litigation

Defamation 

Product liability claims 

Professional negligence claims

Mergers and Acquisitions

Structuring of mergers and acquisitions

Unbundling transactions

Corporate restructuring and reorganisation 

Due diligence investigations and audits

Management and leveraged buy-outs 

Schemes of arrangement

Mining and Minerals

Oil and gas contracts Refining and processing contracts

Maintenance of mineral rights, prospecting rights, mining rights, prospecting permits, mining authorisations

Environmental and rehabilitation issues

Property Law

Property trusts 

Residential, commercial and industrial property transactions 

Township proclamation and development

Acquisitions and disposals 

Conveyancing and deeds registration 

Expropriations 

Housing schemes, including low cost housing, retirement development, sectional title, share-block

Mortgage and participation bonds 

Mortgage finance schemes 

Notaries services 

Property portfolio and development financing

State Restructuring

Public private partnerships

Assets

Corporatizations

Shipping and International Trade

Logistics management and outsourcing 

Maritime law

Bulk storage, freight forwarding and handling 

International and local tax planning

Purchase, sale and lease of ships and containers Tariffs and anti-dumping

Taxation

Objections and appeals 

Review of tax structures

Secondary tax on companies

Capital gains tax 

Income tax advice

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Standard provider terms and conditions, user policies and disclaimers 

Barter and airtime sponsorship agreements 

Media production, including standard commissioning, distribution, license, barter deals and spin-off agreements 

Press freedom and mass media liability 

Promotional competitions, trade promotions and advertising regulation

Publishing, printing and distribution agreements 

E-business transaction processing 

Strategic sourcing, including outsourcing, system implementation and integrator agreements 

Service level scoping and management

Technology policy

Broadcasting, telecommunications and convergence regulation 

Hardware supply, procurement, leasing and management 

Hosting services 

Interconnection and facilities leasing 

Network development and consulting agreements 

Software licensing and management

Trusts & Estates

Estate planning 

Wills

Administration of estates and trusts

Formation of inter vivos and will trusts

Trade Marks and Copyright

Passing-off and unlawful competition

Trade mark registrations, maintenance and protection

Copyright protection


YOUR ADVANTAGES

 

Trust & Faith

We understand that legal advise is subject to trust, integrity, staff and partners quality. We extend an opportunity to our clients to Test Us through their projects.

The team of employees, partners and senior partners ensure that Europlaw Lawyers respect and follow four-eyes principle. We constantly conduct quality reviews and practice transparency in our operations that helps our clients prefer us.

Entrepreneurial approach by conviction

We ensure that our team of employee lawyers, partners and senior partners work with you closely by respecting the need for fast and pro-active advises. The team, not just brings out the risks each of your project might face, it offers clear guidance on addressing them.

Our team constantly upgrades their industry, business domain and practice knowledge that help them offer customized advice suiting your individual goals and success definitions.

Internationality and stability

With our global presence and inter office cooperation, we have built a repository of knowledge and experience. This enabled us to be the most prefered partner for multinational and multicultural businesses. They benefit from our wide-spread network of local and global business connections.

We ensure that we assign one-point personal contact to each of our client that helps improve communications with both our team and clients resulting into effective implementation of each project.