Minde Shapiro & Smith has been the trusted legal advisors of private and commercial clients for almost 90 years. Gustav's experience includes advising clients on setting and reviewing their tax strategies and transactions from a technical tax perspective, as well as drafting opinions on a variety of corporate tax issues, and preparing responses to and liaising with the South African Revenue Service.
Julia acts nationally for a range of predominantly corporate clients, including private equity institutions, medical aid schemes, retailers, banks, state departments and parastatals, local and foreign mining entities, developers, international caterers, healthcare institutions, pension funds, insurers, engineering clients, clients operating within various sectors of the food industry, bookmakers and casinos, and international corporate clients including clients from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Korea, Brazil, Mozambique and China.
She has advised corporate clients, parastatals, borrowers and project developers on a variety of matters, including on the drafting and reviewing of commercial documents, such as shareholder agreements, memoranda of incorporation, equity contribution agreements, sale of shares and share of subscription agreements.
Her experience includes drafting statements of case and agreements, providing advice to individual clients and firms in civil and criminal matters, and providing legal assistance in labour law claims in which she has assisted either the employer or the employee.
Pippa has acted for corporate clients and the public sector on regulatory matters pertaining to energy, corporatisation, privatisation and restructuring, electronic communications, broadcasting and water, and has assisted a variety of African clients in applying for broadcasting, telecommunications service and electricity-related licences.
Her experience includes advising on projects participating in the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, including but not limited to the financing and development of concentrated solar photovoltaic power projects.
Ntsiki's experience covers a broad range of areas, including mergers and acquisitions; conducting corporate, property and mining due diligences; advising on the integrity, security of tenure and variation of mining titles; and structuring, drafting, negotiating and reviewing various types of agreements, from project inception to execution.
Ryan was also the lead attorney representing Tata Steel Global Holdings Pte Ltd and thyssenkrupp AG in relation to the South African leg of the establishment of a joint venture which intended to combine the European flat carbon steel businesses of the Tata Steel group of companies and the thyssenkrupp group of companies (the transaction was notified in 19 jurisdictions (including South Africa) and whilst approved in South Africa, was, unfortunately, ultimately prohibited in the EU).
In addition, Zohair is experienced in drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial documents, including memoranda of incorporation, shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, sale agreements (shares, businesses and assets), subscription agreements, board and shareholders' resolutions, legal opinions, as well as conducting due diligence investigations.
Following on widespread screening of American Trial Movies throughout South Africa featuring the American system of one third percentage contingency fees, Plaintiff Attorneys Personal Injury Claims are inundated by requests from clients to contract on that basis, and enquiries thereafter directed to the LSNP which resolves to investigate South African Law on the issue.
Nkosi's experience includes advising clients on corporate matters, as well as drafting and negotiating a number of commercial documents including sale agreements (shares, businesses and others), share subscriptions, board and shareholders' resolutions, trust deeds, memoranda of incorporation, and black economic empowerment agreements.
In addition, she has experience in the media and entertainment sectors, including film and television production, distribution, licensing and exploitation, television format rights and legal aspects of reality television programming, media content compliance, book publishing, music rights, performers' rights, image rights, merchandising and sponsorship.