Bespoke legal services for your business requirements

At RSM we understand that clients require high quality legal services with increased efficiencies and collaboration across multidisciplinary teams. By offering specialist expertise and professional advice all under one roof, our legal advisors provide holistic solutions to the business needs of our clients, while offering a single point of contact to manage and coordinate our multifaceted service offering. RSM’s international footprint also allows us to work seamlessly with multi-national organisations to ensure compliance.

RSM’s legal service comprises talented, top tier legal advisors from many legal practice areas who, in addition to being technically skilled, exhibit exceptional judgement and creative problem solving skills – importantly they are also entrepreneurial in outlook and approach. This commercial acumen and skill set for advising the middle market, is what distinguishes our team from traditional law firms and other marketplace competitors.

For us, a tailored approach for the middle market means assisting entrepreneurs along every step of the way in their business journey.  


Our Corporate Legal Advisors

RSM’s legal consultancy services are provided by a team of highly qualified legal practitioners. Each one is a qualified and admitted attorney with experiences in various areas of corporate law.

Our Legal team often work together with other business units with RSM’s multidisciplinary practice to provide a holistic service to our clients that covers the full picture for their business.

In addition to providing legal services, our advisers are often requested to present at conferences and seminars on current legal topics, teach in academia and many have published articles in leading legal journals.


Types of Legal Services

Corporate Statutory & Administration

Our extensive knowledge in all areas of regulation means we work with a broad range of organisations, from both public and private profit companies to non-profit entities. 

We also specialise in providing bespoke advice for companies that are dealing with complex corporate issues, as well as unusual or unexpected circumstances.

HR & Labour Consulting

Our HR and labour consultants sit in a separate subset within our Legal Department due to the complexity of Labour Legislation in South Africa and the increasing need for advice in this field. We provide HR and labour consulting to numerous local and international clients.

Corporate Restructuring

Our corporate legal consultants provide specialised legal advice to boards of directors and other stakeholders on the best structures to rationalise their businesses, as well as the implementation thereof. We place an emphasis on understanding the needs of the business, the people and its values. We then work together to ensure the most appropriate option is taken to deliver the best results for the business.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are the cornerstone of the RSM legal service offering. Our legal advisors can assist you through each stage of of this often complex process. From deal inception to business integration, we are there to help turn your business  growth ambitions into a reality.

Corporate & Commercial

We will help enhance the value of your business with well-structured and commercially savvy corporate and commercial arrangements. 

As experts in the South African and global business markets, we also assist international clients to set up operations in South Africa. Working with our complimentary service lines, such as Tax, Risk, Labour Consulting and B-BBEE Consulting, we offer clients a comprehensive service that not only complies with local legislation but also accounts for the intricacies of the South African business landscape.

B-BBEE Consulting

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) has become a key element of South African legislation for every business. RSM’s skilled B-BBEE experts stay abreast of the latest B-BBEE rules and regulations and  are well placed to advise on all aspects of B-BBEE, for both local and international clients.

A law firm vs a multidisciplinary practice

There is often confusion around the difference between the services offered by a law firm and that of a multidisciplinary practice.

This short video explains how the two are different and where they may actually work together at times.

Meet our Legal Service Leaders

The Legal Advisory service line at RSM South Africa is headed up by Liz Pinnock, who is supported by a team of highly qualified professionals.
Director: Head of Group Legal

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