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Lexis® Practical Guidance: Corporate & Commercial - Business Law

Involved with corporate mergers and acquisitions, governance, insolvencies or any other business matters in South Africa?

Lexis® Practical Guidance offers convenient online access to relevant and current legislation, guidance notes, checklists, forms and precedents organised by practice area.

With five business-specific practice areas to choose from, you are able to select only those that best suit your needs, allowing you to quickly find and access accurate and pertinent information, as well as resources that are essential in practice. With a strong emphasis on practical aids, Lexis® Practical Guidance will assist in executing tasks and actioning items, ensuring not a single step is missed along the way.

Business Law

A vast and multifaceted practice area that assists owners and management in making informed decisions to keep business practices current and remain legally compliant. Covering topics such as company and corporate law, business registration, contracts, intellectual property, insolvency and employment law, as well as all sources of South African business law, including the Company Act, Close Corporation Act and the Competition Act.

Competition Law

This practice area offers valuable resources such as Getting the Deal Through Guides, and covers both prohibited practices and merger regulations. It assists users in determining if their conduct falls foul of the Competition Act, provides practical tips on how to avoid non-compliance as well as how to approach and deal with the Competition Commission authorities if needed. Users gain valuable insights into what factors are assessed prior to a merger and how to complete merger filing.

Corporate Governance

This practice area focuses on the practical issues relating to the Companies Act, including: monitoring risk and compliance, financial reporting and auditing, JSE listings, King III reports, and environmental concerns. Important legal considerations such as disclosure of information, whistle-blowing and money laundering are also covered. Corporate professionals are guided on how to comply with their statutory obligations and ensure their decisions are in line with best practice.

Insolvency Law

Provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on the application processes, requirements and procedures as set out in the Insolvency Act 24 of 1936. Users have convenient access to legal precedents, checklists and other resources that cover each process, effectively assisting insolvency practitioners and insolvents with liquidation of companies, sequestration and business rescue matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Such transactions can be complex, involving various parties and pieces of legislation. This practice area offers clear guidance and comprehensive coverage on all requirements, including those of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, Competition Act 89 of 1998, JSE listings and takeover regulations. Detailed precedents of various agreements as well as templates of required notices, minutes and resolutions are also included to further simplify such matters.

Collectively offering access to:
  • 170 Topic Overviews
  • Over 550 Guidance Notes
  • 300 Forms, Precedents and Checklists
  • Legislation & Case Law – access to current legislation and relevant cases at the click of a button
  • Practice Directives – practical advice on how to interpret the rules of court
  • 315 Useful Resources – such as flowcharts, external websites and additional readings
Time is scarce and the law is ever changing. Keeping pace with the shifts is a job unto itself but, chances are, it is not your only job. 

Curated by top South African legal experts, LexisNexis® Practical Guidance™ helps you navigate dynamic legal terrain by delivering practical aids for your everyday concerns in one convenient platform. 

It saves you time and energy so you can focus on the expertise that only you have.

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