Our services

Thomas Kouter Attorneys offers professional services and expertise, which are summarized as follows:

CORPORATE, COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

These services constitute a major part of our firm’s practice. Our professional team is academically qualified and practically experienced to handle a full range of commercial transactions:

  • legal advisors
  • conducting due diligence exercises
  • negotiation and drafting of agreements
  • shareholders share sale and business sale agreements
  • furnishing opinions on various commercial aspects
  • applications of business and related licenses and permits
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • structuring and negotiating commercial transactions and heads of agreements
  • devising and forming new business entities in terms of the Companies Act after takeovers, mergers and acquisitions
  • removal of persons from administration, TransUnion listing etc
  • commissions of inquiry on human rights and other related issues
  • deed of cession, pledge arrangements and inter-creditor agreements
  • facilitations and drafting of specialised transportation agreements; including cross-border transactions and South Africa Exchange Control regulations
  • appointments duration services area and services
  • compliance with relevant legislation more especially the Municipal Finance Management Act and the Public Finance Management Act
  • key performance areas
  • compliance with Key Governance guidelines as determined by king code 11 and 111
  • compliance with Treasury policies and risk assessments
  • drawing of shareholders agreements
  • advising on the new company law requirements and compliance
  • occupational health and safety and compliance in the mining industry
  • mining and environmental law

GENERAL LITIGATION

General litigation and alternative dispute resolution which includes amongst others:

  • promotion of conciliation mediation and arbitration in terms of labour law
  • litigation:
  • Magistrate’s Court
  • High Court
  • Labour Court
  • Supreme Court of Appeal
  • Constitutional Court

PROPERTY AND CONVEYANCING

These include amongst other services:

  • property transfers
  • registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds
  • sectional title registration
  • township establishment
  • applications of rezoning
  • advise on property disposal and acquisition agreements
  • registration of notarial bonds
  • housing policy matters

Our firm has experience in the following field of conveyancing:

  • transfers on behalf of the Land Claims Commissioner
  • interacting with town planners surveyors in respect of land identification and registration
  • transfer of sectional titles unit
  • issuing of Conveyancer’s Certificate after registration
  • attending to opening of township registers

Our firm has installed the following programmes to expedite and communicate with conveyancing clients:

  • Legal Perfect which includes Regibond
  • Ghost Convey
  • Windeed for Deeds Office Search and Cipro information
  • Debt Collection programme

PROCUREMENT

To mention but a few of a wide range of services:

  • advise on tendering
  • drafting regulations governing procurement
  • facilitation of workshops on procurement
  • drafting service level agreements
  • due diligence on service level agreements
  • SABS compliance
  • advise on joint venture agreements
  • advise on the Municipal Finance Management Act, Public Finance Management Act and Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act , etc

Professional legal services of the highest standard

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