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Best in Corporate Law Nomination

Congratulations to our Managing Director, Nicolene Schoeman-Louw for being nominated in the WOZA – Women in Law Awards, category Corporate Law. Whilst there is a worldwide recognition of leaders in law there are only a few countries who have embarked on awards to exemplify women in law. South Africa is new to the territory of […]

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Rezoning ruling highlights the importance of due diligence

In Maccsand v City of Cape Town (CCT 103/11) [2012] ZACC 7 and Minister for Mineral Resources v Swartland Municipality and Others (CCT 102/11) [2012] ZACC 8 (12 April 2012):   According to the press summary of this Constitutional Court judgement, in October 2007 the Minister for Mineral Resources granted Maccsand a mining permit in […]

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How does the Companies Act affect the common law principle of piercing the corporate veil?

Traditionally, the common law notion of piercing the corporate veil is applied when the interests or creditors must be balanced with the right and duty of the company’s directors and officers to run the business in the best interests of its shareholders. When the veil of incorporation is pierced or lifted, the court acts to […]

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