PJ Veldhuizen of Gillan & Veldhuizen Law Firm, in South Africa, recently participated in a podcast with The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield. To listen to the full podcast, please click here
Dispute Resolution Mechanisms are a must for creditors The 2008 Companies Act introduced the concept of business rescue into our company law, where a business rescue practitioner is required to compile a plan which creditors will vote to accept or reject. For the success of the business rescue, the concept of creditor “buy in” is […]
IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Carlo Messina of Messina Inc.. Carlo has joined IR as our exclusive Mergers & Acquisitions and Energy Law Member in South Africa Messina Incorporated is a firm conducting a specialised commercial legal practice from our offices situated at 269 Oxford Road, Illovo, Johannesburg, […]
Carlo MessinaManaging Director, Messina Incorporated
We’ve all done it, whether in a personal capacity or for business reasons – searched online for templates: a will, rental agreement, retainer, divorce settlement agreement, employment agreement, you name it, only to be caught out by a defunct clause or missing information, which can result in horrible consequences. Besides the fact that many attorneys begin drafting client […]
Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Companies Tribunal of South Africa and its Potential Application to Insolvency
Mediation and arbitration – introduction Mediation is where an independent facilitator assists the parties to reach a mutually acceptable solution to their dispute. A mediator will often assist the parties to identify the outstanding issues, evaluate priorities, agree areas of compromise and suggest potential solutions. Arbitration is where dispute is submitted, by agreement between the […]
There inevitably comes a time when we have a dispute of some kind with our neighbours, be it the yapping dog, the loud music, the tree that sheds copious amounts of leaves or a obstructs your view, the cat who poops in your garden, the incessant fighting, the roar of the lawnmower on an early […]
Our MD, PJ Veldhuizen has been appointed by Tito Mboweni, the Minister of Finance, for another five years to the panel from which a Chairperson of the South African Revenue Service Tax Board may be chosen from time to time, for the hearing of tax appeals.
It’s over. You’ve signed the divorce papers, and the relationship you entered into with so much optimism is officially ended. Everyone’s divorce story is different – perhaps you had been married for decades, maybe just a year or so; you might have children or you don’t. The divorce may have been your idea or your […]
In support of its growth strategy, VDMA is pleased to announce the key appointment of Carmen Moss-Holdstock as the Head of Tax.
Carmen’s skill set and years of experience in advising large corporate entities and financial institutions on, inter alia, their domestic, corporate and international tax issues in relation to, group re-organisations, mining, financing, real estate investment trusts and mergers and acquisitions will be highly beneficial to our clients. Carmen also advises and assists clients with their […]
Mediation should be your first course of action when considering divorce proceedings You know the saying, ‘There are always three sides to a story’ – his version, her version and the truth, none more so than when it comes to divorce and why having a mediator on board to get down to the real stuff […]
Application or Action – know the difference You are not alone if you’ve found yourself caught dumbfounded in the middle of legal-talk between attorneys, simply nodding your head in agreement, quietly hoping things are going your way. Attorneys (like poets) are notorious for losing clients in jargon, often steering clients into unnecessary legal situations. Knowing […]
The expression ‘without prejudice’ means ‘without any loss or waiver of rights or privileges’ and is generally used during negotiations to settle a dispute. The phrase indicates that a particular aspect of the negotiation — which may be a conversation or letter, a concession or admission — is made for purpose of settlement without giving up […]