Legal Services

Corporate structuring
Tax roll over relief structures
Transactional structuring, negotiations and execution
B-BBEE restructuring and corporate advisory
Shareholder ownership & ESOPs
Contract management
Company formation and establishment services
Drafting of company constitutional documents (MOI and Shareholder or association Agreements)
Corporate governance
General company secretarial services
Contractual drafting
Corporate structuring
Mergers & acquisitions
Company and service-related agreements, joint ventures, and partnerships
Intellectual property and license agreements
General commercial law advice
Due diligence investigations
Legal opinions
Drafting of transactional agreements related to:
mining ventures
mining operations
investments
transfer of mineral rights
off-take agreements
joint ventures arrangements
logistics and suppliers
Mining legislation and regulations
Mining related due diligence investigations
Environmental law related to mining
Legal opinions
Mineral rights establishment, maintenance and preservation
Project management for mining operations or care & maintenance
Agreements and transactions for mining companies and their suppliers
Negotiation, preparation and drafting of offers to purchase and sale agreements
Building and development agreements
Leases and other property utilisation contracts
Acquisitions of property-owning entities
Drafting of funding and investment transactions
Investment and funding structures
Acquisitions and corporate structuring
General advisory services relating to financial transactions, including:
Investments and disinvestments
Loan Transactions and Corresponding Security
Legal due diligence
Corporate and commercial issues
Reserve bank matters

Recent engagements

Co-ordination and management of private equity transaction

We developed and executed a transaction with a private equity player that created substantial value for all shareholders, ensuring the continued success of the organisation involved.

Remuneration consulting and incentive design

We designed and implemented a share scheme that will attract, motivate, reward, retain and align senior, loyal and other key employees’ interests with those of existing shareholders and to allow key staff to participate in the long-term success and profitability of the company.

Business re-organisation and re-structure

We worked on a client in Sub-Saharan Africa on change strategies aimed at saving the enterprise, protecting jobs, and returning to financial, operating and stakeholder sustainability.

Case Studies

Business establishment and contract drafting

We performed a full business assessment that included analysis and suggestions related to operations, finance and risk environments. We assisted with formation and establishment of the company, drafting of funding and investment transactions, loan transactions and a full legal due diligence.
Addison Comline’s hands on drafting, organisational design and consulting expertise were highly regarded in winning this work.

Dynamic Equity Methodology Implementation

Dynamic equity is a methodology for determining how equity is allocated in a start-up business and importantly how it is recovered (realised) when someone leaves the business. The dynamic-equity model protects the business and the individual participants by creating a fair split. Small adjustments to equity splits allow the shareholders to measure effort invested without arguments about keeping things fair.

Teamwork

Management Buy-Out

Our structures provide an effective mechanism for management/ next generation owners to purchase shares in the company they work for. The benefits of the structures are directly dependent on the growth in earnings of the company concerned. It also caters for succession planning considerations where a founder shareholder wishes to align the interests of new prospective owners with the overall performance of the business.

Corporate and commercial law experts

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