legal specialisation.

Est 1905

Commercial & Corporate Law.

Weavind’s commercial law department is one of the cornerstones of the firm’s practice. This department has developed a formidable reputation in rendering excellent cost-effective service and transactional advices to a diverse portfolio of both national and international clients in relation to a wide-ranging set of commercial transactions.

The commercial department drafts and advises transacting parties in relation to commercial contracts, facilitates reportable and non-reportable mergers and acquisitions, assists in competition commission related issues and advices on corporate restructuring, business enterprises as well as a plethora of commercial transactions.

Litigation & Arbitration.

The litigation department endeavours to provide the firm’s clients with an effective dispute resolution service. The department and its practitioners have been instrumental in achieving successful outcomes for the firm’s diverse client base in several widely publicized and high-profile matters. The department also specializes in mediation and arbitration proceedings convened in relation to specialist professional fields such as engineering and construction law.

Their services stretch far beyond the confines of the traditional litigious processes dealt with by the courts and extend to alternative dispute resolution platforms such as the International Chamber of Commerce, the Competition Tribunal and the Court for Arbitration for sport to name but a few.

Property Law.

The firm represents property developers and institutional financiers and renders an unparalleled conveyancing service. The department prides itself on the the effective and swift way it is able to render its services having due regard to the time value of money usually associated with matters such as the acquisitions and disposals of immovable property. The specialist practitioners’ expertise extend to the structuring of complex organisational structures and transaction matrixes in non-conventional property related transactions.

In addition, the department offers a host of services in relation to matters ancillary to traditional property law related matters such as structuring and advising on co-ownership arrangements, general advice on property developments, construction and development agreements as well as property zoning and rights related issues. As a panel member to a host of international banks, the department is also well placed to attend to the registration of bonds and advise on matters relating to the encumbrance of immovable property.

Estates.

The department’s skilled and experienced practitioners offer specialist advice in the drafting and execution of wills. These services extend to advising on tax effective structures with a view to minimizing estate duty exposure and address clients’ unique succession planning needs.

The dedicated team also attend to the administration of deceased estates in a timely and professional fashion with a proper appreciation of the frustration and emotional distress usually faced by the deceased’s heirs and beneficiaries.

Labour Law.

The labour law department assists in the drafting and implementation of several organisational policies and procedures to ensure legislative compliance and workplace efficiency.

The labour law practitioners specialise in a variety of matters for both employers and employees relating to amongst other, appointments, dismissals, employee agreements, collective bargaining arrangements, organisational restructuring and other disciplinary/performance-based action.

Trademarks.

Our professional team assists in the commercialisation of unique intellectual property and the drafting of agreements relating thereto, together with undertaking litigious action in pursuit of intellectual property infringements for clients in a variety of organisational sectors.

The team also advises on and assists in the registration, advertisements, prosecutions and renewal of trademarks.

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Notarial Services.

Our qualified notaries specialise in advising on and preparing a host of notarial documents such as notarial covering bonds, long term leases, notarial servitudes and antenuptial contracts together with the subsequent registration of such documents in the appropriate deed’s office.

We also offer an expeditious service relating to notarial authentication and legalisation of documents intended for use in foreign jurisdictions in countries who are either subscribers or non-subscribers to the Apostille Convention.  In this regard we act as specialist advisors to several foreign embassies and diplomats stationed within the Republic of South Africa.

Social Media & IT Law.

This all encapsulating practice area includes a wide variety of services. These include providing workshops and rendering specialist advice on the appropriate use of social media to several institutions and sports’ teams to assist them in addressing issues such as legislative compliance, defamation and reputation management.

In conjunction with the highly specialised commercial law department the team drafts, negotiates and reviews complex and unique information technology agreements.

These include agreements relating to the provision of optic fibre infrastructure, digital location analytics, e-commerce transactions and software licensing agreements.

Generalist advice and assistance with drafting website and other digital e-commerce platforms’ terms and conditions and disclaimers is a regular occurrence. The team also provides specialist advice to multi-national organisations who are required to traverse the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations in the processing of personal information across their digital platforms.

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Criminal Law.

Our specialist criminal law services include strategic advice in criminal procedures and assisting clients with matters such as the validation of criminal charges, engaging with investigating officers and the submission of applications for diversion programs.

We represent our clients in criminal trials, alternative dispute resolution procedures and open-court bail applications. In addition, our criminal law practitioners are experts in preparation and drafting of statements and affidavits associated with criminal law proceedings.

The firm provides a unique client offering in that it maintains and mans a 24-hour emergency number on which clients can reach an appropriately qualified practitioner to assist them on an urgent basis at any time of the day should such need arise.

Our emergency / after hours contact number:

+27(0) 79 877 782 0
(We also strongly advise our clients to consider storing this number on their cellular devices.)

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