Since 1974 this legal practice has served clients with distinction, in office and from the Magistrate to High to Appeal and Constitutional courts. She advises clients and offers legal representation across a wide range of practice areas, including civil law, employment law, public procurement law, corporate commercial law, insolvency law, private international law and international arbitration law.
Samantha's experience includes advising clients on various individual and collective labour law matters, including on large-scale retrenchments, unfair and automatically unfair dismissal and unfair labour practice claims, strikes, restraints of trade, as well as drafting pleadings and heads of argument in launching and defending proceedings in the South African Labour Court, the Labour Appeal Court, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and the Constitutional Court.
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.
Van Niekerks frustration grew even greater when an inspection of RBP's records in respect of the two clients captured by van Niekerk and Millar - Graham and de la Guerre, as also RBP's trust accounts yielded little to please van Niekerk and RBP's comprehensive repsonse to such audit report was accepted by the Law Society to such an extent that it simply referred the audit report and RBP's response to the legal official dealing with van Niekerks contrived complaint.
With many of our international law firm clients in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia now looking at having more of a presence in Africa, it's no surprise that in the past four years we've helped the likes of Pinsent Masons, Eversheds , Dentons, Clyde & Co and many others, strengthen their position in Africa, through research and recruitment of the leading individuals on the continent.
She specialises in public procurement, public sector financial management, infrastructure projects (including public private partnerships), as well as structures of government, public sector corporate governance and transactions, and constitutional and administrative law.
Mohamed Sajid Darsot is an Executive in ENSafrica's Corporate Commercial department and specialises in commercial contracts, company sales and purchases, corporate restructures, management buyouts, take-overs and M&A, both within South Africa and cross-border in Africa.
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).
Beverley's experience includes general commercial litigation in South Africa and other African jurisdictions, contractual interpretation and disputes, government and private sector tender disputes, property related disputes, commercial arbitration, estate disputes, recoveries and National Credit Act and debt review related matters.
15.8.1 It is a matter of record that many thousands of Attorneys, in good faith and in compliance with the Law Society's rulings, entered into hundreds of thousands of Law Society Personal Injury Lawyers compliant contingency fee agreements with their clients during the past 11 years, and that the Law Society received few, if any, complaints from clients regarding such agreements.
That such nonsense should be publically alledged by the National Prosecuting Authority, leads one to understand why it has been constantly under attack in the Courts and by various public interest bodies committed to the rule of law as being incompetent, riddled with corruption and serving agendas other than those which South Africas costitution requires it to follow.
Again one presumes that had the publishers of the Advocate's Journal or the editor thereof, been aware as at August 2011 of any South African Case Law holding common-law contingency fee agreements to be invalid or unlawful, the editor would have placed a note at the commencement of the article or at the end, indicating that since the learned Judge had presented his paper, there had been such a decision.