Helping you anticipate, plan for and meet your business needs

Well-structured and commercially savvy corporate and commercial arrangements are key to the success of your businesses. Addressing potential issues from the start can help you manage your risk and safeguard your interests, as well as avoid any potential disputes.

At RSM, our legal advisers will help enhance the value of your business by collaborating closely with you to ensure that you close the all-important deals and are equipped with value adding commercial solutions.

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.

How can we assist you

  • Establishing all forms of companies including attending to issues of capitalisation 
  • Drafting and registering memorandums of incorporation, and drafting shareholder agreements/voting pool arrangements, drafting director, shareholder and committee resolutions 
  • Advising on corporate governance issues including the establishment of boards and committees, board charters, terms of reference, rules and codes of conduct
  • Negotiating and drafting all forms of commercial agreements, including all forms of outsourced agreements, distribution and agency agreements, licensing agreements, transport and logistics agreements, lease agreements, land sale agreements and building agreements

Client success story

Corporate and Commercial

Corporate and commercial services

RSM advised a multinational client in the manufacturing industry on all aspects relating to the establishment of an employee share scheme and the scheme’s participation in the company to meet B-BBEE objectives. This included advice on the legal, financial and tax implications of implementing the scheme. We then assisted the client with the implementation of the scheme through the execution of all corporate and commercial agreements and extensive amendments to its governing documents.

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