Technology Law, Smart Contracts and Cyber law

Technology is enabling businesses in many ways. We advise clients on the legal aspects involving information technology holistically including (without limitation) the internet, software and technology such as blockchain, including cryptocurrency and smart contracts.

We believe that the business of the future needs to know how to utilise technology within the regulatory framework.

Whether it be keeping abreast with international trends, data protection and privacy or  the impact of new advances. This new landscape poses risk, it is therefore prudent that compliance is put in place, risk is assessed and mitigated as far as possible and in the event of an incident occurring that it is suitably addressed on an urgent basis.

We advise on all aspects thereof.

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* Choosing the “right fit” attorney is an important matter! We fully appreciate this and therefore offer a reasonably priced and commitment free initial consultation (R900 VAT included per initial consultation), so you can ensure you have found the “right fit” before contracting legal work! Call us today!

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The GDPR and Privacy Policies – Make sure you are compliant!

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